Tim Griffin with ESPN ranks MIchael Crabtree's tremendous last second catch against the University of Texas in 2008 as the number two moment in Big XII history. What was number one you ask? That would be Texas' 2006 National Championship victory over USC. Sooner fans might be quick to notice that their 2001 National Championship victory over FSU did not make the cut on Mr. Griffin's Top 25 Moments since the inception of the Big XII. Makes for an interesting debate.
Pound the link below to read Tim's take on the "Crab Grab" and to review all of his Top 25 BIg XII moments:
Continue after the jump to get my first hand account of this epic classic between Texas Tech and Texas. Was this the best game at the "Jones" in the last 20 years? What about Zach Thomas' pick six against A&M in 1995? Watch replays of each and pick your poison.
Simply said, last seasons win over Texas was the greatest win in Texas Tech football history due to its overall significance. ESPN Gameday on campus, an electric crowd and a victory on national television over the Horns made for a great fall night on the South Plains. It was truly an experience.
I was at this game in person and it was truly great, but in my opinion the atmosphere at this game fell short of the 1995 victory over a highly rated A&M team featuring Cory Pullig and Leland McElroy. The Tech defense turned in a dominating performance. Marcus Coleman completely shut down McElroy and Zach Thomas led the Red Raiders to victory with his pick six as time was winding down. When Zach picked of the pass it felt like the "Jones" came off the ground.
It was truly amazing to be a freshman in the stands for this epic clash between the then budding rivals.
What is your take?
Which Texas Tech football game do you think was the most memorable over the last 20 Years?
1995 Victory Over Texas A&M (Zach Thomas Pick Six) (1 vote)
2008 Victory over Texas (Crab Grab) (3 votes)
4 total votes