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Texas Longhorns vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

"He makes his team better, which is what you ultimately want at quarterback".

Though both schools still have to face 11th-ranked Florida State, the victor can take early control of the Atlantic Division.

"It's going to be really important for us to stop the run", Petrino said this week.

No team had compiled more rushing yards against Stanford since 2010, then led by Jim Harbaugh.

Texas quickly responded with a highlight reel catch of their own, as Colin Johnson made a 28-yard catch with junior cornerback Iman Marshall draped all over him. And most importantly for Herman, Big 12 play doesn't start until September 28 - so the conference title game is still a possibility. "He's not fun to play".

It was the rematch of one of the greatest national title games of all time, but most expected this installment of USC vs. Texas to be a fairly one-sided affair in favor of the Trojans.

For the first time since their memorable 2006 Rose Bowl to decide the national championship, USC and Texas are set to meet on the gridiron in Los Angeles for an intriguing non-conference affair. "He's just different. I think he might be the best tackle in the country". It suggests they're far closer to regaining their standing as a Power 5 juggernaut than their Week 1 flop, or the criticism Herman faced in the aftermath of it, suggested. "So we can't have a letdown, or we're going to get beat".

USC started its season with a victory over Western Michigan, but coach Clay Helton's team left a little to be desired. When Helton unexpectedly got the chance to lead the Trojans two years ago, the longtime assistant swiftly brought maturity and continuity to the talent-laden program, and wins have followed. USC's hopes looked bleak as Texas now held possession deep in USC territory, but the Trojan defense once again bailed the team out, as junior safety Marvell Tell jumped a route on third down diving for a key interception, his second of the season.

USC is the solid favorite in this matchup after its 42-24 rout of Stanford last week.

Texas answered with a three-yard touchdown from Ehlinger to Cade Brewer, two two freshmen and former rivals from Westlake and Lake Travis, respectively.

Texas bounced back last week from its embarrassing home loss to Maryland in its season opener, but USC presents a new level of challenge for Herman's first team. With uncertainty at quarterback and questions on defense, the Longhorns will need a quantum leap to pull off the upset in LA.

With the game tied 24-24 in the second overtime, sophomore defensive lineman Christian Rector recovered a fumble, giving USC the ball. The No. 8 Buckeyes were smoked by Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma at Ohio Stadium last week and will be looking for an outlet for their frustration. As hard as the Longhorns played and as clutch as they were late, there were several what-if moments that could have changed the tide of the game.

To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Darnold was the catalyst for the Rose Bowl victory over Penn State as he threw for over 450 yards and five touchdowns. USC had drawn first blood, scoring the game's first points on the touchdown. "We've got to look at their team and find the things we can do to be successful". Deontay Burnett opened the scoring with a sensational diving catch at the 2:40 mark of the second quarter.

Unfortunately for the Black Knights, the Buckeyes defense is No. 13 nationally, allowing 60.5 rushing yards per game.

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