College Football Game of the Year chairman Jack Lengyel, left of painting, and 2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore present Moore’s painting to Texas Tech representative Steve Uryasz at the Red Raiders’ game against Oklahoma on 21 November.
Texas Tech University was presented with a painting by United States Sports Academy representatives that depicted the 2008 College Football Game of the Year, the Red Raiders’ 39-33 victory over No. 1 Texas.
Daniel Moore, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, and Game of the Year Committee Chairman Jack Lengyel, a Hall of Fame college coach who guided Marshall University in 1970 after a plane crash claimed the lives of 75 team members and coaching staff, made the presentation during the Red Raiders’ game against Oklahoma in Lubbock on 21 November.
Moore, well-known for his paintings on college football, is the artist for each of the College Football Game of the Year selections.
In the victory over Texas, Texas Tech scored the game-winning touchdown with one second remaining as quarterback Graham Harrell connected with receiver Michael Crabtree, who beat double coverage near the five yard-line, shook a defender, and slipped into the end zone.
Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach is an Academy alumnus and serves as President of the Academy’s Alumni Board.
Moore and Lengyel presented the painting on the behalf of the Academy, as well as a $5,000 check from the Academy to the Red Raiders Club’s scholarship fund, and the Academy’s Medal of the Eagle Exemplar.