In a thrilling matchup of college football blue bloods, The Longhorns fell in double overtime, 27-24, to the No. 4 USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
Trailing 14-10 with 5:14 remaining in regulation, true freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger played like a seasoned veteran, leading the Longhorns on a 14-play, 91-yard touchdown drive, and found wide receiver Armanti Foreman for an 11-yard toe tap touchdown with 45 seconds remaining.
USC was able to regain composure on the next possession, moving the ball quickly into UT territory for a game-tying field goal as time expired. After trading touchdowns in the first overtime, the Trojans connected on a 43-yard field goal to come away with the victory.
The Longhorn defense put together an impressive effort, taking the Trojan running attack out of the game and keeping the Trojan offense, which came in ranked 16th in the nation in scoring offense, out of sync. Entering play, USC averaged 269.5 rushing yards per game, but the Horns held the Trojans to just 71 yards on the ground. More of the story at TexasSports.com.