Texas-USC featured two crazy touchdowns to end the first half, and two crazy Gus Johnson calls

Texas-USC featured two crazy touchdowns to end the first half, and two crazy Gus Johnson calls
Even in Defeat to USC, Tom Herman and Texas Make Strong Statement About Future
Texas: Quarterback, whoever it is. Regular starter Shane Buechele is the team’s best passer but missed the last game with a bruised shoulder. Freshman Sam Ehlinger started against San Jose State and is more of a dual threat. Jerrod Heard is a former starting quarterback who moved to wide receiver and is back under center. He got several snaps last week and ran for two scores. USC must be ready for all three.

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USC had to have the field goal in regulation after Texas scored with 45 seconds left to take a 17-14 lead and nearly pull off an improbable comeback to stun the Trojans. Ehlinger hit Armanti Foreman on a 17-yard touchdown pass after rolling to his right for the go-ahead score.

No. 4 USC rallies for double-overtime win over Texas, 27-24

Texas blew a golden opportunity to take the lead a few minutes into the fourth quarter, when they got to USC’s 13-yard line trailing by four points. Freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw a confounding pick to USC’s Marvin Tell III. That cost the Longhorns valuable field position, though their defense held on the other end.Tragedy struck thereafter, as three solid plays overcame an opening sack, but Ehlinger fumbled near the goal line and USC was able to hold on to connect on a 43-yard field goal to win.

Johnson on Longhorns’ confidence: “It’s stuff we can build off of. Just the way we played — if we play like this the rest of the season, good things will happen.”
No. 4 USC rallies for double-overtime win over Texas, 27-24
No. 4 USC rallies for double-overtime win over Texas, 27-24
USC SURVIVES: The Trojans need double OT to get past Texas
TOUCHDOWN TEXAS: Ehlinger to freshman Cade Brewer. #Hookem pic.twitter.com/AEkXKhnPZk

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It was not Darnold’s best game. He still mounted a signature drive. Darnold completed a pass to Deontay Burnett. First down. Darnold completed a pass, jumping, defenders in his face, to Stephen Carr. First down. Darnold completed a pass to Stephen Mitchell, all the way into the red zone. First down.

Three straight incompletions put the ‘Horns in a precarious position — 4th and 10 with the game on the line. Yet, Ehlinger delivered again, this time to a leaping senior wide receiver Armnati Foreman for another huge catch over the middle.

The play that set up the end-of-regulation drama up above? A 47-yard throw from Ehlinger to Collin Johnson, which got the Horns to USC’s 28. That set up another fourth-down conversion on a bullet from Ehlinger to Foreman, which set up Foreman’s TD. That seemed suspenseful as hell, but it turned out things only got deeper.

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Shane Buechele out for a second straight game because of a shoulder injury, the Horns again turned to Sam Ehlinger, a highly touted recruit from Austin.USC got the ball at Texas’ 25 from there, per college football’s overtime rules. The Trojans didn’t mess up, and their points officially staved off the upset.You currently have no favorite teams.After a USC punt, Texas turned the ball over again, this time on a fumble.

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Even with Vince Young and Matt Leinart in attendance, both current offenses showed no signs of replicating that beauty in the rematch — until everything went crazy in the final minutes.

And other than a crushing 56-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Jones II by USC just before the half, the vaunted passing game led by Darnold was generally held in check.

Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.SMU, aiming for its best start since 1984, had piled up 112 points in its first two games. Never mind that it was Stephen F. Austin and North Texas. The Mustangs came out Saturday like it was the Fourth of July.
What the Longhorns defense did was give the offense a chance by holding USC in check, a hallmark of Todd Orlando’s defenses at Houston against ranked opponents (think of the pressure on Louisville’s Lamar Jackson). Three times, the Longhorns stopped USC on fourth down, including a stuff of Ronald Jones on fourth-and-goal from the 1 in the first quarter. 

Texas nearly pulls off massive road upset vs. No. 4 USC

College football has, somehow, survived more than 11 years without USC playing Texas, and Saturday night it was a wonder anyone could live that long without it. The matchup has produced heroes and despair, iconic finishes and a life’s worth of stories.Deep into another wild Los Angeles evening, it gifted us Chase McGrath, a walk-on freshman kicker — a beach kid, from Newport Beach, staring down 43 yards in double-overtime in the third-ever field goal attempt of his career.

USC linebacker Porter Gustin, days removed from toe surgery, participates against Texas, records two sacks

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Texas was unable to get points after DeShon Elliott gave it prime field position midway through the fourth quarter with his second interception and a return to the USC 25. The drive ended on an Ehlinger interception. What we’ve come to expect from Patterson, now in his 17th season at TCU and creeping up on the ghost of Dutch Meyer, is defense. Frankly, no one coaches it better these days. Other coaches may have better players, and usually do. But no one drills it in like Gary.By Ezra Siegel , Special contributor Contact Ezra Siegel on Twitter: @SiegelEzra

It was far from a perfect game by Darnold, but he made big plays in big moments down the stretch, and was seemingly unfazed by the pressure, completing 28-of-49 passes for 397 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs. Darnold wasn’t the only standout Saturday night, but as the most highly touted player on the field, I had my eye on him all game long. Here are five takeaways on the QB’s performance:

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Editor’s PicksOnScene: The L.A. Coliseum transformsOver the course of two days, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will host both a college football and NFL game. ESPN.com is there to get an inside look at the work it takes to make it all possible.Late in the second quarter, Gustin came off the edge and sacked Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger on consecutive plays.

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Dodgers fan group, Pantone 294, follows the Los Angeles Dodgers year-round. Their final regular season trip of the 2017 season was to San Diego.USC didn’t get anywhere on its possession after the fumble, but freshman kicker Chase McGrath hit a 43-yard field goal to give USC the win.The Trojans defense, battered with injuries, forced a huge fumble on Texas’ second offensive drive of the overtime on USC’s three-yard line, setting up McGrath’s game winner.

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But on fourth down, McGrath’s 46-yard attempt was wide left.

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Even in Defeat to USC, Tom Herman and Texas Make Strong Statement About Future
Even in Defeat to USC, Tom Herman and Texas Make Strong Statement About Future

Instead, a kicker and the Trojans — and not an otherworldly quarterback and the Longhorns — were the heroes of this one.

USC 27, Texas 24 (2OT): Longhorns believe in themselves again but 'there's no moral victories'

Both teams scored TDs in the first overtime, Darnold hitting Burnett (eight catches, 123 yard, 2 TDs) on a 25-yard TD on USC’s first play, Ehlinger responding with a three-yard TD to Cade Brewer.

Walk-on freshman Chase McGrath connected on a 43-yard field goal in double overtime to give USC a 27-24 win in double overtime. McGrath had hit from 31 yards on the final play of regulation. 

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Walk-on freshman Chase McGrath lifted No. 4 USC to a double OT 27-24 victory over Texas Saturday night with a career-long 43-yard field goal in the Coliseum.

What Clay Helton said after USC's overtime win over Texas

Jonathan Taylor followed up 223-yard performance against Florida Atlantic Owls with 128 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, but the star for Wisconsin’s offense in a 40-6 rout of BYU was sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook. BYU’s defense is without a doubt the toughest Wisconsin has played this season, and Hornibrook completed 18 of his 19 pass attempts for 256 yards (13.5 yards per attempt) and four touchdowns. It is without a doubt the best performance of his young career and a great sign for the Badgers heading into conference play. The win also moved Paul Chryst to 9-1 in true road games as Wisconsin’s head coach and extended the team’s streak of non-conference wins to 11 games. Wisconsin will be off next week and back in action on Sept. 30 in Madison against Northwestern Wildcats . Karan Higdon got loose in the final minutes as the offense was bleeding the clock, shaking off tackles and catching the sideline for a 36-yard score. Wilton Speight acknowledged the red zone issues in an interview with the Big Ten Network after the game and identified better execution as the number one goal for this offense moving forward.

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