USC Trojans win in walk off fashion against Texas Longhorns

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After a late touchdown by Texas, the USC Trojans responded to tie the game in the fourth quarter and go on to win in double overtime.

It took two overtimes, but Sam Darnold and the USC Trojans pulled off an epic win over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night. 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.

However, instead of cracking under pressure, the USC Trojans prevailed and showed why they’re one of the best in all of college football.

Darnold ended up completing 28 of 49 passes for 397 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, he did throw two interceptions, but the important takeaway from Saturday night is that the Trojans remain perfect and Darnold’s Heisman campaign isn’t derailed just yet.

You have to give a ton of credit to Texas though, as they scored the go-ahead touchdown with 45 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. USC nearly got into the endzone on the ensuing drive, but had to settle for a field goal after multiple unsuccessful attempts for a touchdown.

In overtime, it didn’t take long for USC to strike first. Deontay Burnett caught the first play of extra football from Darnold to put the Trojans up six points, with the seventh coming on the extra point. Down 24-17 and given their final chance it seemed, the Longhorns refused to die and got a touchdown of their own.

The turning point in the second overtime came when the Trojans defense forced a fumble with Texas threatening to score. This gave USC the ball and Sam Darnold did what he could to get the Trojans decent field goal position.

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To close things out, Chase McGrath booted a 43-yard attempt through the uprights and sent Texas home with their head hung. It was a tough game for most of the contest, but USC stuck with their gut and pulled out an incredible double overtime victory.