Crabtree was heralded as a potential Heisman hopeful entering his redshirt sophomore season. Although he had a stellar second season, he failed to better his outrageous freshman numbers. He finished the year with 97 receptions, 1,165 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns, again winning the Biletnikoff Award, while he finished No. 5 in the Heisman voting. On Nov. 1, 2008 No. 6 Texas Tech hosted No. 1 Texas and with eight seconds remaining, Tech down one, Crabtree caught a back-shoulder pass, broke a tackle and tip-toed in the end-zone for the game-winning touchdown.