Texas was faced with a tough task Saturday night, as they visited No. 4 USC in the first meeting of the two programs since their epic showdown for the BCS championship in 2006. Tom Herman’s team struggled to get much done offensively in the first half, but thanks to defensive back DeShon Elliott the Longhorns scored their first points of the game.
Elliott managed to make a shoestring catch of USC quarterback Sam Darnold’s tipped pass, returning the interception 38 yards for the then-game-tying touchdown. Credit Elliott’s teammates for delivering the blocks needed to get him into the end zone.
Texas defense won't allow team to go into half with a deficit. Here's the pick-six by Elliott. pic.twitter.com/bVs0wnFMK4
— Ezra Siegel (@SiegelEzra) September 17, 2017
There’s still plenty of football to be played, but for much of the first 30 minutes the Texas defense looked better than it did in its season-opening loss to Maryland.