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Patient Crabtree explodes onto receiving scene for Texas Tech

Updated: September 7, 2007, 9:44 AM ET
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com
After a season of dominating practices as a scout teamer last season, Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree couldn't wait to finally start his college career.
Michael Crabtree (5)
AP Photo/Matt SlocumTexas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree scored three times in his debut for the Red Raiders.

Crabtree made the most of his opportunity by snagging 12 receptions for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders' 49-9 rout over SMU.