30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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No. 12 – @ Texas A&M 2006

Texas Tech’s all-time leading passer, Graham Harrell left his mark on Texas Tech’s rivalry with Texas A&M with a last-minute touchdown pass in the 12th greatest game in Texas Tech history.

In front of over 80,000 fans at Kyle Field, the two teams traded scores all afternoon as the lead swung back and forth. With 2:12 to go in the game, the Aggies took a 27-24 lead on a short field goal.

But that left plenty of time for the Texas Tech sophomore quarterback. Harrell led Texas Tech down the field towards the winning score but not without some drama.

Texas A&M linebacker Mark Dodge appeared to intercept a Harrell pass but upon replay, the call was reversed.

Five plays later, Harrell and receiver Robert Johnson made one of the most memorable plays in Texas Tech history. With 26-seconds to go, Harrell hit a well-covered Johnson on a perfect fade route that Johnson caught in the front corner of the end zone to silence the Aggie faithful.

Harrell was 32 of 45 for 392 yards on the day. He threw four touchdown passes, three to Johnson and one to wide receiver Joel Filani.

After the game, then Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach had this memorable post-game interview:

The win was Texas Tech’s 9


in the last 12 games against Texas A&M and was the 4


victory over the Aggies in five seasons.

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