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Texas vs. Texas Tech: Michael Crabtree will be in Lubbock for game

Texas Tech great Michael Crabtree will return to Lubbock this weekend to watch his old team take on the Texas Longhorns.

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Texas Tech fans will always remember this catch when the annual game against the Texas Longhorns fans rolls around. Michael Crabtree's game-winning touchdown catch from Graham Harrell helped keep Texas Tech in the national title hunt while handing the hated cross-state rivals, who happened to be the No. 1 team in the country at the time, their first loss in 2008.

The two teams meet again Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. Both teams are 6-2 (3-2 in the Big 12), even though Texas' season feels like a disappointment, while Texas Tech has exceeded expectations. The man most responsible for the Red Raiders' most memorable win in recent memory will be in attendance.

Crabtree -- now a starting receiver with the San Francisco 49ers -- returns to Lubbock this weekend as the Red Raiders host the Longhorns, according to the Dallas Morning-News. Crabtree won the Biletnikoff Award in 2007 and 2008 before being drafted in the first round by San Francisco in 2009. He'll lead his alma mater during the Raider Walk before the game.

Saturday's game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by ABC.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.