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USC Trojans win in walk off fashion against Texas Longhorns

USC Trojans win in walk off fashion against Texas Longhorns

Herman is a product of the Los Angeles suburbs, growing up in Simi Valley and playing receiver at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks. Alas, Texas couldn't hold up its end of the bargain, losing 51-41 to Maryland at home on opening day.

Arizona State (1-1) at Texas Tech (1-0): Texas Tech certainly hasn't forgotten Kalen Ballage, the Arizona State running back who tied an NCAA record by scoring eight touchdowns against the Red Raiders a year ago.

Texas suffered a big loss Saturday with starting tackle Connor Williams going down with a knee injury. Although Texas is definitely worse than Stanford, Texas has the ability to score points in bunches and USC could potentially be on upset alert in the team's defense is not up to the challenge. The Longhorns won the last matchup in 2006, but these two teams have not played in a regular season game since 1967.

Following Saturday night's game, head coach Tom Herman told reporters that he doesn't count moral victories but felt his team has come a long way. Sophomore Sam Buechele completed 34 of 52 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against Maryland. True freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger played well in overtime but finished just 21/40 passing and turned the ball over three times. The box score will show Sam Arnold passed for 397 yards and three touchdowns. While Heard has attempted two passes and attempted 159 in 2015, he's utilized as more of a change-of-pace option or a running threat. He'll have a lot to learn but he certainly made a compelling case to be the starter moving forward depending on the health of Shane Buechele. However, Texas rebounded nicely and defeated FBS punching bag San Jose State 56-0 and will look to build on that momentum this weekend against USC. However, the season started off somewhat shaky as the Trojans struggled to dispatch of the Western Michigan Broncos before eventually winning 49-31.

USC will continue to face Stanford early in the season, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Saturday.

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Through two games, it's clear coordinator Clancy Pendergast is still molding this group.

There were several glaring decisions that explained why the Trojans were hamstrung by their staff and needed some good fortune to escape with a 27-24 double-overtime victory. However, those defensive concerns are mitigated by an explosive offense capable of simply outscoring every team on the schedule.

The highlight was a gutsy performance by junior outside linebacker Porter Gustin. Remember, the bar is higher because USC is supposed to go to the College Football Playoff.

On that January 4 night over a decade ago, Longhorns quarterback Vince Young scampered into the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left to clinch a 41-38 victory and the 2005 BCS national championship.


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