2017 UT Football look back-Texas at USC


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The third game of the 2017 season for Texas was one of the most anticipated non-conference games in a long time. 

Texas against USC in their first meeting since the 2006 BCS National Championship game and playing at the historic LA Coliseum. 

The game was an offensive struggle for most of the first half with USC striking first with just 2:40 to go in the half on a Sam Darnold to Deontay Burnett touchdown. 

Texas couldn’t get much going on offense, but DeShon Elliott came up with a pick six with just 19 seconds remaining in the half tying the game at 7. 

Then, one of the more bizarre endings to a half you’ll see as Ronald Jones went 56 yards for a catch and run as time expired. 

Texas would eventually take the lead on a Sam Ehlinger to Armanti Foreman touchdown pass with just 45 seconds to go in the game, but the lead lasted for exactly 45 seconds. 

Chase McGrath sent the game into overtime on a 31-yard, last-second field.

In the 2nd overtime, Ehlinger fumbled inside the USC 3 yard line and then McGrath won it on a 43-yard field goal.  

While the Horns fell to 1-2, it was proof that no stage was too big for the freshman Ehlinger throwing for 298 yards and two touchdowns. 

The game also saw Connor Williams go down with that first half knee injury that cost him the next seven games.

The Longhorns will host USC on September 15th at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.

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