Ten years after the Texas Tech Wide recipient, Michael Crabtree ripped the hearts from then-no. 1 Texas, it's a form…
Ten years after the Texas Tech Wide recipient, Michael Crabtree ripped the hearts from then-no. 1 Texas, it’s a form of irony that No. 19 Longhorns got revenge on a similar result on Saturday. Texas wideout Lil Jordan Jordan Humphrey entered a 29-yard forward touchdown with just 29 seconds remaining to give Horns a 41-34 win.
While the pass, catch and touchdown were not exactly the same as Crabtree’s, the way the gig was developed and the end result was incredibly similar. Here is Humphrey’s catch …
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Same end zone, same distance (1 yard apart), although Crabtree was double-coated. Still. Here’s another, even better look at Humphrey’s catch.
Humphrey has been a monster for Longhorns this season, and led the team with 159 meters and two touchdowns against Red Raiders. He mostly remembers the above-mentioned go-ahead catch, but he made great grip all night.
Humphrey’s go-ahead score capped by a regular fourth quarter that scored 24 points in the last seven minutes. Texas has been a generally bad fourth quarter, and Texas Tech came back from a 27-10 deficit to outdo Horns 24-14 in the last 15 minutes. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury even went boldly and performed a perfect deployment park to steal a possession from Texas. Red Raiders tied the match at 34 with 1:45 left, capping off a 17-0 run.
But leaving Texas with enough time to run down the field with quarterback Sam Ehlinger picks up a lot of feet with his legs.
This is the second emotional end of both teams for so many weeks. Texas Tech has now lost back-to-back heartbreakers to Oklahoma and Texas. The Longhorns, fresh terrific loss for West Virginia in the last seconds, has a crucial home game against Iowa State in week 12. It is a game that still has Big 12 Championship Game race implications.