Texas' Tom Herman after USC loss

Texas' Tom Herman after USC loss”

USC: TB Ronald Jones. The Longhorns tied it moments later when Darnold's ideal pass smacked off receiver Jalen Greene's hands and DeShon Elliott snatched it for a 38-yard TD interception return.

Young, who led the Longhorns to a win 12 years ago with a touchdown run in the final seconds, watched from the Texas sideline. "We put them in a one-dimensional offense". The Texas native averages 137.5 yards two games.

He finished with four tackles, including two for a loss, and two sacks. "We can't expect, against that team, to convert a bunch of third-and-7s".

Not to be outdone, Texas' Sam Ehlinger guided his team down the field late in the fourth quarter before connecting with Armanti Foreman to take a 17-14 lead with 45 seconds remaining.

The Longhorns ride high following last week's 56-0 rout of San Jose State as 26.5-point chalk, but have been dismal performers on the road, going 2-8 SU and ATS in 10 contests since the start of last season.

Darnold ended up completing 28 of 49 passes for 397 yards and three touchdowns. We couldn't do anything in the first half.

USC quarterback Sam Darnold managed to move the ball down the field in seconds, punctuating the drive with a jump pass that is sure to make highlight reels to come. The Trojans were sleepwalking through the opener against Western Michigan until the talent prevailed with big plays in the fourth quarter.

The turning point in the second overtime came when the Trojans defense forced a fumble with Texas threatening to score.

Northern Colorado (1-0) at Colorado (2-0): These two teams meet Saturday (11 a.m., Pac-12 Networks) for the first time since 1934 in a game that has a nice little subplot of Lindsay vs. Lindsay.

Yet, the usually elusive Darnold routinely was hemmed in by the Texas rush.

Sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold figures to change that.

The Texas offense had its first opportunity to capitalize on its initial possession.

That bunker mentality extends to the Texas quarterbacking.

The Trojans are off to a fine start because they've received solid play at almost every offensive skill position, with running back Ronald Jones II registering 275 rushing yards and five touchdowns at 6.7 yards per carry.

So when the architect of Southern California's return to excellence says he sees imminent signs of the same restoration in Tom Herman and Texas, the Longhorns' fans should take heart.

The game was scoreless until 2:40 before halftime, when Burnett made a diving TD catch. And the Trojans weren't supposed to be held to just 17 points in regulation by the same defense who gave up 51 points to Maryland two weeks before, either. He has teamed with freshman Stephen Carr to provide a relentless rushing attack in USC's first two games, and Texas' run defense will have to prove its competence. Both Porter Gustin and Rasheem Green left and would not return.

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