Scores

Final

Texas Tech 38

(7-3, 3-3 Big 12)

Baylor 7

(3-7, 0-6 Big 12)

3:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TTU 14 3 21 038
BAY 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: G. Harrell (TTU) - 433 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Crawford (TTU) - 9 CAR, 44 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Crawford (TTU) - 10 REC, 82 YDS, 2 TD

Harrell is 5th I-A QB with multiple 4,000-yard seasons

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Another ho-hum day for Graham Harrell, and another passing milestone.

In what has become so routine, Harrell was 37-of-46 for 433 yards and three touchdowns, eclipsing the 4,000-yard passing mark for the second season in a row in Texas Tech's 38-7 victory against Baylor on Saturday.

Harrell, who had his 10th career 400-yard game, completed 10 straight passes on the first two scoring drives in Tech's 12th consecutive win over the Bears.

"The win is bigger than [4,000 yards]," Harrell said. "It's a nice accomplishment. But I've had good players around me to help me do that. In this offense, everyone can make a play. We have playmakers at every position."

There was at least one surprise when a new playmaker emerged for the Red Raiders (7-3, 3-3 Big 12).

Freshman running back Aaron Crawford, in his second start, scored his first four collegiate touchdowns. He ran for two scores and caught two others.

Crawford scored on Tech's first three possessions in the third quarter when the Red Raiders extended their 17-0 halftime lead. He finished with 10 catches for 82 yards and nine rushes for 44 more.

"With as much as we move the ball and throw the ball, you are going to get a lot of touches," Crawford said. "I was fortunate to play well ... A lot of credit goes to Graham for calling my number."

Baylor (3-7, 0-6) has lost its Big 12 games by an average of 30 points. The sixth straight loss guaranteed the Bears' 12th consecutive losing season and put coach Guy Morriss' job in more jeopardy despite having another year left on his contract. Morriss is 18-38 in his fifth season.

"I can't answer that," Morriss said when asked about his job status. "I'm focused on trying to get these guys ready to play. All of that other stuff is out of my control."

After the game, athletic director Ian McCaw reiterated previous comments that the program and Morriss' future will be evaluated after the season.

The Bears play at Oklahoma (No.6 BCS, No. 5 AP) next Saturday before their home finale against Oklahoma State.

Harrell, a junior, became the fifth quarterback at the NCAA's highest level, formerly known as Division I-A, to have multiple 4,000-yard seasons.

Ty Detmer of BYU and Timmy Chang of Hawaii each had three 4,000-yard seasons, and Byron Leftwich had two at Marshall. Hawaii senior Colt Brennan has two 4,000-yard seasons and 2,820 yards through eight games this year for the 12th-ranked Warriors, who didn't play Saturday.

Harrell hit 4,000 yards on the nose with his first completion, a 21-yarder to Edward Britton midway through the first quarter. Harrell immediately followed with two more long passes, 20 yards to Crawford and 37 to Eric Morris for Harrell's 36th TD pass this season.

"Every time we touch the ball, we feel we should score," Harrell said.

With two more TDs after that, Harrell matched his 38 TDs from last season when he threw for 4,555 yards. He has an NCAA-high 4,412 yards this year with two regular season games and a likely bowl remaining.

After a 15-yard completion to convert a fourth-and-5 on the first play of the fourth quarter, Harrell came out of the game with Tech ahead 38-0.

Baylor didn't score until Blake Szymanski threw a 7-yard TD to Brandon Whitaker on fourth down with 49 seconds left.

Danny Amendola had eight catches for 108 yards to join Michael Crabtree with more than 1,000 yards receiving. They are the 24th set of teammates in NCAA history to have 1,000 yards in the same season (the Red Raiders had three 1,000-yard receivers in 2003).

Crabtree, a freshman, had his worst game with four catches for 61 yards. But he is still the NCAA leader with 104 catches for 1,522 yards and 18 TDs.

Defensive end Brandon Williams' sack and fumble recovery set up Tech's first touchdown. Williams blind-sided Szymanski, then crawled over the Baylor quarterback to get the ball.

"That put momentum on our side, and we never lost it," Harrell said.

Harrell responded with his 10 consecutive completions, the three that led to the first score, and seven more for 66 yards on the next drive that set up Crawford's 3-yard TD run for a 14-0 lead.

Crawford turned a screen pass into a 17-yard TD on the first play after Amendola's 65-yard punt return in the third quarter. Crawford later scored on a 17-yard run and a 7-yard catch.

"[Crawford] focuses on what he's doing and doesn't let anything distract him," coach Mike Leach said. "Others make it more complicated than it is. He keeps it simple. When he sees a hole, he hits it."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TTU
BAY
1st Downs2921
Total Yards563282
Passing490191
Rushing7391
Penalties7-597-55
3rd Down Conversions4-119-21
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers12
Possession27:1432:46

Passing Leaders

Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harrell37/464339.430
BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Szymanski25/411914.711

Rushing Leaders

Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crawford9444.9217
Lewis7273.9012
BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones21834.0011
Weed393.004

Receiving Leaders

Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amendola810813.5026
Crawford10828.2220
BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
White7588.3017
Taylor34314.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTTUBAY
TD07:07Eric Morris 37 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 78 yds, :40
70
TD01:05Aaron Crawford 3 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 78 yds, 4:23
140
SECOND QUARTERTTUBAY
FG00:02Alex Trlica 23 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 75 yds, 1:07
170
THIRD QUARTERTTUBAY
TD12:22Aaron Crawford 17 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 17 yds, :10
240
TD06:54Aaron Crawford 17 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yds, 3:51
310
TD02:12Aaron Crawford 7 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 66 yds, 3:23
380
FOURTH QUARTERTTUBAY
TD00:49Brandon Whitaker 7 Yd Pass From Blake Szymanski (Caleb Allen Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 80 yds, 4:53
387