Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Graham Harrell threw for 425 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 35-7 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in Big 12 play at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Harrell converted an efficient 30-of-37 pass attempts and he also rushed for a touchdown, as Texas Tech (6-1, 2-1 Big12) won its third straight contest. His main target was Michael Crabtree, who pulled down eight balls for 170 yards. Danny Amendola added six catches for 70 yards and a score, while Shannon Woods paced the ground game with 93 yards and a touchdown on 21 totes.
Stephen McGee threw for 133 yards and an interception for Texas A&M (5-2, 2-1), in addition to rushing for 89 yards on 14 carries. Mike Goodson added 70 yards on 13 totes, as the Aggies had their brief two-game winning streak snapped.
The Aggies opened the game's scoring with a Jorvorskie Lane one-yard touchdown plunge at 6:57 of the first quarter.
Texas Tech, however, took control of the game in the second quarter, as it scored 21 unanswered points in the frame. Harrell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Eric Morris at the 12:48 mark and then he hooked up with Edward Britton for a 28-yard scoring strike with 8:48 to play. Woods scored on a one- yard run with just 25 seconds left, giving the Raiders a 21-7 advantage at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Harrell scored on a one-yard plunge to extended the Raiders' lead to 28-7 with 12:29 left to go.
With 8:29 remaining, Harrell threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Amendola to seal the victory.
Texas Tech entered the game leading the nation in total offense (590 ypg), and it finished the contest with 533 yards.
Crabtree, who entered the game with a nation-best 17 touchdown catches, was held without a score for the first time in his collegiate career. The redshirt freshman had caught at least two touchdown passes in his first six games.