Pac-12 highlights: USC rallies late, beats Texas in double overtime

Linebacker Anthony Wheeler paced a feisty bid from a Texas defense, finishing with diversion highs of 12 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, and a team-high 1.5 sacks.

But given a circumstances, it’s tough to have asked for anything some-more than what a Trojans and Longhorns delivered this time.

No. 25 UCLA (2-0) during Memphis (1-0): The Bruins’ résumé consists of a thespian come-from-behind feat over Texas AM followed by a convincing home win over Hawaii.

As a 2017 college football continues on Saturday, Texas and USC face off during 8:30 PM EST in L. A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California.

The tour to get there valid to be full of startling twists.

Herman knows it’s a large event and a special assembly – a initial given a 2005 inhabitant pretension game, won by Vince Young’s Texas heroics.

That turn of toughness, physicality and quarrel resonated via all phases of a USC invulnerability on Saturday night.

ABOUT USC (2-0): The Trojans still have copiousness of room for alleviation on a descent side of a round – quite during quarterback, as Sam Darnold has been intercepted 4 times on 59 pass attempts. None of Louisville’s 4 security after a touchdown lasted longer than 5 plays, and Jackson was singular to 7-of-19 flitting for 72 yards and a measure with 6 carries for 55 yards. The Longhorns got on a house with a 38-yard interception lapse from DeShon Elliott. The Texas Longhorns belligerent diversion is averaging 252 yards per contest, and Chris Warren III leads a approach with 197 yards and dual touchdowns.

The third-year sophomore passer led USC’s offense 52 yards in a final 39 seconds of regulation, putting it in position to tie a diversion after he finished 3 uninterrupted passes to receivers Steven Mitchell and Deontay Burnett, as good as beginner using behind Stephen Carr.

USC leads 14-7 during a half. Regular starter Shane Buechele is a team’s best passer though missed a final diversion with a painful shoulder.

It was Ehlinger’s initial start on a highway and his fresh showed early, with his initial 3 security finished with a turnover on downs, an interception, and a fumble. Texas was strike 10 times for 73 yards.

Darnold finished adult completing 28 of 49 passes for 397 yards and 3 touchdowns. The diversion remained scoreless for many of a initial half, until USC quarterback Sam Darnold slung a touchdown pass to go up, 7-0. And afterwards there sat Texas, first-and-goal in a second overtime, sniffing a finish section when a Trojan defender named Christian Rector ripped a round purify from quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s hands.

And a Trojans are in a opposite place, too, a place that came unequivocally tighten to being dim and cold Saturday night, until Darnold and USC saw a light. While USC finished on a roll, they didn’t validate for a Pac-12 championship diversion and were never unequivocally in a College Football Playoff discussion; a Trojans were ninth in a final CFP ranking.


The Longhorns’ first-year dais trainer Tom Herman has also enjoyed unchanging success when confronting nationally-ranked opponents, compiling a ideal 6-0 SU record while coaching Houston, including 4 undisguised wins with a Cougars pegged as underdogs.

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