Throwback Thursday: Tech throttles A&M after Lane's guarantee

Kolt Rogers, Intern
Red Raider Sports

Today's Throwback Thursday throws us all the way back to the 2007 season, as the Graham Harrell lead Red Raiders faced off against Texas A&M in Lubbock.

A&M came to town sitting at 5-1 and riding high. In fact, Aggie running back Javorskie Lane told reporters earlier in the week that he guaranteed a win for the boys in maroon.

A&M scored first, and it looked like his prediction might come true, as Lane scored on a 1 yard run early in the 1st quarter. However, this was the last time A&M would get the ball in the endzone that day.

Texas Tech got on the board in the 2nd on a 12 yard pass from Harrell to Eric Morris to tie things up at 7-7. Tech would then follow with a 28 yard touchdown pass from Harrell to Ed Britton and a 1 yard rush from Shannon Woods to take a 21-7 lead into halftime.

The Red Raiders, with a comfortable lead, would then go on to score twice in the second half before cruising to a 35-7 win.

Tech easily beat A& to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Graham Harrell finished 30 of 37 for 425 yards and 3 touchdowns, and superstar receiver Michael Crabtree was the leading receiver, grabbing 8 catches for 170 yards.

The Red Raider defense, under the new guidance of Ruffin McNeil, held A&M to 306 total yards and only 1 touchdown.

Tech would eventually finish the year 8-4 and beat Virginia in the Gator Bowl.

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