Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

3 takeaways from Trojans' 2OT win over Texas

3 takeaways from Trojans' 2OT win over Texas

Additionally, the schedule is manageable the rest of the way.

Where: L.A. Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif.

This game was expected to be a shootout but turned out to be a defensive slugfest. Defensively, Texas is allowing 25.5 points and 326.5 yards per game. Regardless of the expectations, the talent is there for the Longhorns to improve over the course of the season. 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.

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.

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. Buchele injured his shoulder in the season opener against Maryland and isn't back to full health. Darnold shredded Stanford for 313 yards and four 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.

Texas: Quarterback, whoever it is. Buechele and Sam Ehlinger have combined for three touchdowns this season. But why was USC losing 17-14 in the first place?

This was set up to be the game that gave USC a convincing victory over a nationally recognized school in prime time on an early season Saturday night, the sort of win that could well resonate all the way till playoff time. However, those defensive concerns are mitigated by an explosive offense capable of simply outscoring every team on the schedule. The same goes for USC. Elliott finished the game with two interceptions. The game was going to be a big test for Darnold and company, as the last time these two teams played it was with a national title on the line. With the uncertainty at quarterback, establishing a run is critical for Herman and coordinator Tim Beck. With his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, Hill is big enough to play with physical receivers and fast enough to stay with speedsters such as USC's Deontay Burnett.

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USC: TB Ronald Jones.

Gustin, as a result, did not practice during the week before the Trojans hosted Texas. USC averaged a healthy 8.4 yards per play, converted 10 of 12 third-down attempts and punted only once.

The success of the Trojan offense starts and ends with quarterback Sam Darnold. He completed a 17-yard pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey.

"To me, he is one of the better quarterbacks in the nation", Texas linebacker Naashon Hughes said. The junior is well on his way to doing so after rushing for 275 yards and five touchdowns through the first two games.

San Jose State (1-2) at Utah (2-0): Quarterback Tyler Huntley and receiver Darren Carrington have flourished in Utah's new spread offense, but the scheme has room for improvement before Pac-12 play begins at Arizona on September 22. He got several snaps last week and ran for two scores.

Here are some takeaways from Saturday night's game. This was a game that many people thought the Longhorns had no chance to win and yet pushed a Top-5 team down to the wire.

He was talking about the Longhorns but the same applies to the Trojans.

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