Snap judgments from college football's Week 3
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.
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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.
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.
Malik Jefferson: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger was the team's 'heart and soul' against USC
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.
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.
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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
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Scores, scheduleNo. 9 Oklahoma State Cowboys 59, Pittsburgh Panthers 21 – Box scoreNorthern Illinois 21, Nebraska 17 – Box score Memphis Tigers 48, No. 25 UCLA Bruins 45 – Box scoreNo. 24 Florida 26, No. 23 Tennessee 20 – Recap, highlightsNo. 10 Wisconsin Badgers 40, Brigham Young Cougars 6 – Box score Mississippi State Bulldogs 37, No. 12 LSU Tigers 7 — Box scoreNo. 3 Clemson 47, No. 14 Louisville 21 – Box scoreNo. 4 USC 27, Texas 24 – Box score San Diego State Aztecs 20, No. 19 Stanford Cardinal 17 – Box scoreFull set of Week 3 games and GameTrackersCheck these outDeshaun Watson has perfect response for fan’s sign dissWhat we learned: Memphis proves its worth in big win over UCLATexas A&M player flips off Aggies fans, apologies after gameParachuter flies into wall ahead of BYU gameWatch this: Florida Gators walk off with thrilling Hail Mary TD vs. Vols Dodd: Chaos finds Butch Jones again, and it may be the beginning of the endHoly cow: Colorado State WR channels Tyrone Prothro with sick catchRefs shrug as Division III team kicks blocked field goal through uprightsSouth Carolina loses its star playmaker for the rest of the seasonNo. 4 USC survives tough Texas comeback in 2OTAfter the way the Longhorns started the season, no one quite expected this. In what was a close contest for its duration, Texas took a late 17-14 lead over No. 4 USC thanks to a 17-yard touchdown pass from Sam Ehlinger to Armanti Foreman to cap a 14-play, 91-yard scoring drive. Texas had not scored an offensive touchdown prior to crossing the goal line with 45 seconds to play, and it held USC scoreless in the second half. The Longhorns trailed 14-7 at half after allowing two Sam Darnold touchdown passes but kept him in check for the duration of the game. USC would not quit, however, immediately responding with a long field goal drive to tie the game 17-17 and force overtime.
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But on fourth down, McGrath’s 46-yard attempt was wide left.
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Instead, a kicker and the Trojans — and not an otherworldly quarterback and the Longhorns — were the heroes of this one.
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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.
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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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Ice in Ehlinger's veins. Here's the touchdown. 91-yard drive. pic.twitter.com/WlowIIOhLE