Son of Texas Is Thriving on the National Stage

From the glare of the Friday night lights to the size of the oil fields and cowboy hats, the axiom that everything is bigger in Texas rings especially true on the western plains.

But even the wildest optimist could not have fathomed what is unfolding at Texas Tech, which has emerged as the darling of the college football season. Coach Mike Leach has the Red Raiders (10-0, 6-0 Big 12) barreling toward a spot in the national title game, and the senior quarterback Graham Harrell is a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

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