Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Crabtree Press | Posted on 26-11-2008
On Monday, finalists for all the major college awards (except the Heisman) were announced. Biletnikoff finalists include Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant, Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree — last year’s winner — and Missouri’s Jeremy Maclin.
I was curious to see more about the Biletnikoff Award, so I went to their official page at www.biletnikoffaward.com. If you click finalists at the top you will see all three players’ names. Look closely though and you will see they have Crabtree listed as a Rice player. LOL. I guess their webmaster doesn’t watch college football. Everyone knows Crabtree goes to Texas Tech.
Anyway, I think Crabtree is a lock for the award again this year. Dez Bryant will give him more competition then Jeremy Maclin, but in the end… Crabtree plays on a better team and his touchdown streak was amazing.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Game Time | Posted on 24-11-2008
Texas Tech’s magical season came to an end on Saturday, when they suffered a 21-64 beatdown from Oklahoma. The 10-1 Red Raiders went from being in the BCS Championship game to now the Cotton or Holiday Bowl… all from 1 loss. It’s tough to swallow.
The Sooner defense was too much for Tech’s offense. They limited Micahael Crabtree to 6 receptions for only 62 yards. One thing to note is Crabtree’s touchdown streak also came to an end.
Crabtree has probably played his final game as a collegiate athlete. There’s a chance that he may want to come back next year to see if he can win that ultimate prize (a National Championship ring), but odds are he won’t want to pass up on the guaranteed millions that come from being a top 10 NFL pick.
More to come on the Heisman situation…
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Game Time | Posted on 21-11-2008
The No. 2 Red Raiders can clinch their first Big 12 South Division title and take another big step toward a BCS berth Saturday when they visit No. 5 Oklahoma. The game will be aired on ABC at 8:00 PM EST on Saturtday, November 22.
Texas Tech is coming off a bye week, so they’ll be rested and ready for this game. The players and the fans all know what’s at stake with this game, but they’re not letting the media know it.
“I’m thinking about OU, that’s what I’m thinking about,” Crabtree said, dismissing the bigger BCS picture. “We take it one game at a time. It’s been working so far and I think I’m going to stay with that scheme.”
Michael Crabtree has scored a touchdown in every game this year, giving him 18 total. Everyone knows that Grahama Harrell is going to air it out on Saturday, and he will be looking for Crabtree. I’d expect Crabtree to bring in 9 catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns.
The Red Raiders are going to win this game. They have the better offense and a comparable defense. They’re last two wins came against Texas and Oklahoma State. They know how to play and win in the big games.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Crabtree Press, General Crabtree | Posted on 19-11-2008
Texas Tech is only a handful of wins away from getting a BCS National Championship birth. The Big 12 South is so congested that the Red Raiders will probably have to be undefeated to get in. They have a big matchup with No. 5 Oklahoma this weekend. A win here would be huge and kill the Sooners BCS Championship dreams.
Michael Crabtree is going to try his absolute hardest to get his team into the Title game. He still thinks about the time when his High School squad missed out on States.
“From my years in high school, I feel like I didn’t give it all I could give,” Crabtree said. “I feel like I could have gone to state if I would have given it my all. I didn’t want to feel like that again – should’ve, could’ve, would’ve. I’m at that time right now that I’m remembering that, so every time I go on the field, it’s like I’m giving it my all because I’m not going to feel that same way I felt in high school. I don’t want any regrets.”
I have no doubt that Michael Crabtree won’t give it 100% on gamedays and lead this team to the promise land. The Red Raiders season feels magical in a way, almost like it’s their destiny.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in General Crabtree, Texas Tech | Posted on 14-11-2008
Michael Crabtree and the Texas Tech Red Raiders have a much need week off this weekend. After playing two top 10 teams, including former No. 1 Texas over the last two weeks, anyone would be ready for a little time off. Especially when they’re next opponent is Oklahoma!
Crabtree is going to use this week off to heal up a bit. “The ankle is getting better,” Crabtree said. “It probably won’t even be hurting at all come the next game.”
When asked further how things are going:
“It’s been all right, but a lot of people have been going at my foot, so every time I get hit they try to twist it or whatever,” Crabtree said. “But it hasn’t been enough to keep me from playing.”
The Red Raiders will need all their weapons healthy and ready to roll come next week at Oklahoma. Everything will be riding on that game and the entire nation will be watching.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in General Crabtree | Posted on 12-11-2008
With only 2 games left on the regular season schedule, Michael Crabtree is still 4 receiving touchdowns shy of his record 22 touchdowns last year. If he wants to break it in 2008, he’ll need to score 5 more touchdowns against Oklahoma and Baylor.
Both of those opponents are tough, but I think Crabtree can manage 2 touchdowns against Oklahoma, and 3 against Baylor. Stats aren’t all that important to him, but as fans, it’s one thing we love. Fans are obsessed with stats and always wanting to see their favorite player outperform someone else (or in this case, himself).
So what do you thin? With 2 games left, can Crabtree do it?
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Game Time, Texas Tech | Posted on 10-11-2008
Michael Crabtree left no doubt that he is the best WR in college football on Saturday night when Texas Tech rolled Oklahoma State 56-20. I wouldn’t be surprised if their win over the No. 9 Cowboys will propel them to No. 1 in the BCS Standings.
“I feel like every week we have something to prove,” Crabtree said. “We really don’t too much worry about what other people think. We worry about what we can control, and that’s us, and that’s our team.”
Crabtree finished the game with 8 receptions for 89 yards and 3 touchdowns. Michael Crabtree extended his streak of recording at least five receptions and a touchdown catch to 13 games, placing him in a tie for second-longest all time. Only Larry Fitzgerald is ahead of him (by 1 game).
You can definitely feel something special going on with the Red Raiders. It feels like destiny for them to be in the BCS Championship game. They are just playing at such a high level and keep beating ranked teams every week.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Game Time | Posted on 07-11-2008
Thousands of people hit the search engines looking for everything they could about Michael Crabtree after last weekends game winning catch. Now that they’ve found him, he’ll need to keep up the performance to please the fans.
Tomorrow at 8:00 PM EST on ABC, the No. 8 Oklahoma State Cowboys are headed into Lubbock to play the No. 2 Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Big 12 just keeps on delivering top 10 matchups. The Red Raiders are on such an emotion high, I just don’t see them letting up at all against the Cowboys. Their offense is just too prolific. There are no Big 12 teams that can stop them from scoring.
They’re going to try and limit what Crabtree does. The Cowboys have watched the game film and studied what other teams have done. They can try all they want, but there’s just no stopping this powerful receiver. Crabtree shines in primetime. I see him grabbing 9 balls for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Crabtree Press, General Crabtree | Posted on 06-11-2008
Before the season started, Michael Crabtree was on a lot of potential Heisman lists. Since his stats weren’t as hot as last year, he kind of dropped off the radar this year.
However, that amazing performance he had against former No. 1 Texas (10 receptions, 127 yards and a game winning touchdown) has propelled him back into the discussion. ESPN has him ranked #4 on their Heisman Watch.
Here’s what they had to say:
4. Michael Crabtree — I have Michael Crabtree at No. 4 even though his numbers are slightly down from last year. If you can live with calling it a down season while he’s on pace to catch 93 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 20 TDs despite being the No. 1 focus of rival defenses every week. Simply put, Crabtree is better at what he does than any other player in college football. He carves up defenses, snatches passes away from defenders in traffic and runs through would-be tacklers like he’s a tailback. The only downside is his QB is drawing a lot of the hype since Tech’s attack is just so diversified.
It’ll be tough for him to win it because Graham Harrell is also on the list, and in fact he is No. 1 on ESPN’s Heisman rankings. But there is still hope!
Posted by Crabtree Zone | Posted in Game Time | Posted on 03-11-2008
Michael Crabtree is a hero to all Texas Tech Red Raider fans! Crabtree scored a last second game-winning touchdown against No. 1 Texas on Saturday night in prime time (see video below).
That final catch was just 1 of his 10 receptions for 127 yards. Crabtree just proved that he is the best wide receiver in college football. He looked like a man among boys on that last play. Most WRs would have caught the ball and ran out of bounds. Michael just shredded the defenders like children and ran it in for the score.
The fans then charged the field… even though there was 1 second left on the clock. It was an amazing game and awesome spectacle to see. The 9-0 Red Raiders are now No. 2 in the BCS Standings.