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Harrell sets NCAA career TD mark, Texas Tech falls

Monday, January 5, 2009

DALLAS - Texas Tech's Graham Harrell has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone in major college history.

Harrell tied, then broke the record Friday with four scoring passes in the Cotton Bowl against Mississippi. The record-setting 132nd touchdown pass was a 2-yard slant to star receiver Michael Crabtree early in the second quarter. Harrell passed the record held by Colt Brennan of Hawaii, who had 131 from 2005 to 2007.

Harrell, playing his final game for Texas Tech, also was close to becoming the first player in NCAA history to throw for 5,000 yards in multiple seasons.

Harrell finished the game 36 of 58 for 364 yards and four touchdowns giving him 134 for his career. The quarterbacks efforts weren't enough however as the Red Raiders fell to Ole Miss 47-34.

Texas Longhorn transfer Jevan Snead threw for 292 yards and 3TDs to lead the Rebels in the win after trailing 14-0 in the first quarter.

Ole Miss totaled 223 yards and two scores on the ground in the win.

The pass-heavy Red Raiders managed 104 yards on the ground, 43 of which came from Harrell.

Seventh ranked Texas Tech looks to drop out of the top ten as they close out the season 11-2. #25 Mississippi moves to 9-4 with the win.

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