Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans: A David Versus Goliath-like Battle In The Making
The Texas Longhorns come into the game with the undefeated USC Trojans with three hot players. Coming off a win the Longhorns shut down San Jose State 56-0, the Longhorns will be locked in a David versus Goliath-like battle. The Trojans of USC come in at 2-0. The Longhorns come in at 1-1. The hottest players for the Longhorns must stay hot if they want to stand even a percentage of a chance.
Most fans will say that Texas can win based on the performance against the Trojans in the 2006 championship game. However, these two squads are very different from what they were back then. One large piece to the Longhorns’ success was a reliable quarterback. This iteration of the Longhorns finds themselves shuffling between Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger.
According to PAC-12.com, the Trojans have allowed over 400 rushing yards in each of their first two games. With that little factoid in mind, it’s easy to see that the Texas rush attack will be vital. It may even be a safe bet that fans see Jerrod Heard in at quarterback to lead some “wildcat” plays. Three of the hottest players going into the game are Holton Hill who has been all over the stat sheet in the early season, Chris Warren III, who is a dangerous running back when left unattended, and if we are being honest the Texas offensive line.
On the other side of the field, a Texas defense that has been an interesting one, to say the least, will have to deal with the likes of Sam Darnold. Darnold has thrown for over 600 yards on the season according to Heartlandcollegesports.com. And, coincidentally, Darnold has thrown as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. With that said, it would seem that the Longhorns’ Holton Hill could have a fun game ahead of him.
Sure, at first glance, a win seems unlikely. However, if the team plays to its strengths, USC’s weaknesses and if Tom Herman makes smart coaching decisions, a win is not impossible. The Texas Longhorns have not played 100% to expectations, but a win over USC will definitely raise eyebrows.