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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

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

LOS ANGELES — The City of Angels is a place where dreams come true, a place where you can transform into almost anything. On Saturday night, the Longhorns looked in the mirror and saw themselves as college football heavyweights. If you were wearing burnt orange inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against fourth-ranked USC, you believed in Texas again. That’s why Vince Young held up the “Hook ’em” hand sign at crunch time as receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey made a 17-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. D’Onta Foreman came leaping off the Texas bench when twin brother Armanti made a 17-yard touchdown catch that gave Texas the lead. Matthew McConaughey sure had his Horns up when Sam Ehlinger hit Cade Brewer in overtime. All those fans UT fans tucked into the stadium’s upper reaches believed USC freshman walk-on Chase McGrath would sure miss a 43-yard field goal to win it. Read more

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Monday

September 18

Tom Herman’s off-week press conference: Some fire, fury … and even some Angry Birds after USC game

Well, it took three weeks before we got a glimpse of Fiery Tom Herman, who held his usual Monday game-week press conference today even with the off week. Texas is coming off an impressive performance in the double-overtime loss at No. 4 USC, and Herman tried to reinforce the positives … Read More

Sunday

September 17

Texas LT Connor Williams status unclear after knee injury

LOS ANGELES — All-American tackle Connor Williams leaned on crutches on the Texas sideline having been reduced to a bystander in UT’s 27-24 double-overtime win against No. 4 USC. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, Williams could be out far longer. A team spokesman said there would be no injury update on … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Herman can’t be wrong with QB decision

LOS ANGELES — Be careful how you handle this quarterback situation, Tom Herman. It will ultimately tell the story of whether your Texas Longhorns will take an even larger step forward than the one they took in Saturday night’s USC rematch. Moral victories are just another word for a team … Read More

Texas offense stalls as Connor Williams’ injury leaves another hole on the line

LOS ANGELES — For the past two weeks, sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele has had the biggest name on Texas’ injury report. That all changed in the second quarter of Saturday’s 27-24 double-overtime loss at No. 4 USC. All-American left tackle Connor Williams sustained a knee injury and was quickly ruled … Read More

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

LOS ANGELES — The City of Angels is a place where dreams come true, a place where you can transform into almost anything. On Saturday night, the Longhorns looked in the mirror and saw themselves as college football heavyweights. If you were wearing burnt orange inside the Los Angeles Memorial … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas defense shows championship fiber

LOS ANGELES — Unlike the historic meeting between these two brand-name teams almost a dozen years ago, there was no championship on the line this time. But championship mettle was. And Texas displayed plenty of that Saturday night. Along with it, the Longhorns, unranked with a misleading 1-2 record, offered … Read More

Texas notebook: ‘Hindsight’s 20/20’ as Longhorns pass up a two-point opportunity in overtime loss

LOS ANGELES — Texas’ bid for an upset of No. 4 USC fell short in double-overtime on Saturday. The main culprits were a fumble by freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger in the second overtime and Chase McGrath’s ensuing 43-yard field goal, but did Texas fail to go for the kill earlier? … Read More

Saturday

September 16

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Golden: Texas down 14-7 as defense shows up early

The 16-point underdog Texas Longhorns are in this one and USC looked nothing like the No. 3 team in the nation until Sam Darnold hit running back Ronald Jones II with a 56-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the last of the half. USC 14, Texas 7. Credit Texas for making … Read More

With ‘the rematch’ looming, remembering the 2006 Texas-USC Rose Bowl classic

On Jan. 4, 2006, Texas and USC waged what is still considered by many the greatest game in college football history. They’ll meet again Saturday for the first time since that fateful night when the Longhorns take the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stakes are much lower … Read More

‘Immortal’ Vince Young featured on College Gameday

With Texas and USC squaring off for the first time since the 2006 Rose Bowl, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi took a look on College GameDay at how that game impacted the legacy of Vince Young. One of the six “immortals” in Texas history with a retired jersey, as Tom Herman … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Three Trojans the Horns will be watching

On Saturday against No. 4 USC, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Sam Darnold, quarterback The Heisman Trophy contender has been just fine over his first two games, throwing for 605 yards and four touchdowns while completing a staggering 74.6 percent of his passes. The only black mark … Read More

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FOLLOW LIVE: Underdog Texas travels to Los Angeles for showdown with No. 4 USC

For the first time since a fateful day in 2006 Texas will play Southern California in the Longhorns’ biggest non-conference game of the season. The last time Texas played USC, Vince Young stole the show en route to Texas’ fourth national championship. Texas and USC kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Saturday … Read More

Texas-USC: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 3 game (9/16/2017)

Texas and USC meet for the first time since the classic 2006 Rose Bowl national championship on Saturday, September 16. Find game time, TV channel and information about how to watch online below. RELATED: Longhorns must find different mindset outside Austin Nostalgia will fill the air as the … Read More

Friday

September 15

Texas vs. USC: Four questions facing the Horns

Four questions facing Texas on Saturday night against No. 4 USC: Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger practices alongside running backs Chris Warren III (25) and Kyle Porter (21) on Aug. 4, 2017. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 1. Will Texas’ RBs create some depth chart separation? Junior Chris Warren III … Read More

Texas’ notable number: NFL-ready quarterbacks — and the number 78

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. The latest notable number is 78. Seventy-eight is the number worn by Denzel Okafor, a 310-pound sophomore who may start at right tackle on Saturday. Texas covered 78 yards on its fastest scoring drive this … Read More