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USC Outlasts Texas, Wins In Double Overtime 27-24

For most of the game, USC vs. Texas was a slog. And then the final five minutes of regulation happened.

USC sat on a 14-10 lead for most of the second half, before Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorns on a 91-yard touchdown drive, culminating in a go-ahead 17-yard touchdown throw to Armanti Edwards.

The 45 seconds left on the clock were too many, however. Sam Darnold led the Trojans on a drive down to the Texas 13, where Chase McGrath knocked through a 31-yard field goal to send things to overtime.

On the first play of OT, Darnold hit Deontay Burnett on a gorgeous post route for a touchdown.

Ehlinger answered with a tight end throwback to Cade Brewer to send it to double overtime.

Ehlinger looked like he might tack on another score to open the second frame of overtime, but USC's Christian Rector made a massive play, stripping the Texas quarterback in the pile on a sneak up the middle. Cornerback Ajene Harris made the recovery, setting up USC for a win with any score.

USC looked like it had the game won on a gorgeous throw from Darnold to Tyler Vaughns, but he couldn't quite complete the catch in the end zone. Texas forced Darnold to rush a throw on third down, setting up McGrath, a freshman walk-on, for a game-winning 43-yard field goal.

His aim was true.

On paper, Week 3 didn't look great. At noon, we got a super fun Memphis win over UCLA. In the afternoon, Florida beat Tennessee on a walk-off 63-yard heave. After midnight, USC and Texas went to double overtime after an epic late-game dual by two impressive young quarterbacks.

College football is always good.