SMU Falls in Season Opener to Texas Tech
Sept. 3, 2007
DALLAS (AP) - Texas Tech redshirt freshman Michael Crabtree had three touchdown catches to lead the Red Raiders past SMU, 49-9, Monday.
Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell went 44-of-59 for 419 yards with four TDs. He also scored on a 1-yard dive.
SMU, hoping to build off last year's 6-6 season, held in pretty well early. But after Crabtree's touchdown with two seconds left in the second quarter forced them to take a 21-3 deficit into halftime, they gained just 37 yards in the third quarter and seemed to lose their momentum.
SMU punted on its first three drives of the second half, while committing two turnovers. SMU broke the skid with a 37-yard field goal from Thomas Morstead, who shined with additional kicks of 35 and 36.
Justin Willis, the Conference USA freshman of the year last season, was 15-of-33 for 138 yards with two interceptions. He also was SMU's leading rusher with 40 yards.