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The only thing that slowed the Red Raiders was the halftime show.
Oklahoma State had the ball to start the second half, driving to get within a touchdown. But tight end Brandon Pettigrew fumbled near midfield and Harrell went back to work. He finished a 48-yard drive with an 8-yard slant to Crabtree, putting Texas Tech up 35-14 and putting Oklahoma State down by its largest deficit of the season.
Crabtree celebrated by going to the back of the end zone and staring into television cameras, perhaps fighting off the urge to strike the Heisman Trophy pose, while a few tortillas flew from the student sections, a longtime tradition that's waned since rules against it were stiffened. Nonetheless, a few more tortillas came slicing through the air like Frisbees when Crabtree caught a fade for another touchdown on the next drive.
Oklahoma State scored between Crabtree's two touchdowns and still had a chance to make things interesting by starting the fourth quarter at the Texas Tech 20.
But Zac Robinson was sacked, then forced to scramble and throw the ball away. Under heavy pressure again on third down, he threw too quickly toward the end zone and was intercepted at the 4. Harrell took over and drove 96 yards for the exclamation-point touchdown.
The TD roll ended when Harrell lost another fumble on the next drive. Then, he was done for the night.
Hunter, the Big 12's leading rusher, ran 17 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Robinson was 16-of-28 for 182 yards and an interception.
Dez Bryant, who hinted aloud this week that he deserved as much media attention as Crabtree, caught four passes for 86 yards. He didn't have a catch until the final seconds of the first half, when the Cowboys already were down by two touchdowns.
At game's end, Tech fans cheered politely. There wasn't a single wild dash onto the field this time, unlike the two premature swarms against Texas.
In two weeks, huge victories have already become routine for the Red Raiders and their fans.
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