Texas and USC go to OT after exchanging big plays

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Meeting for the first time since the BCS Championship Game on January 4, 2006, Texas and No. 4 USC staged a thriller at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Both offenses found it difficult to establish much throughout the course of the game, but the final minute featured multiple shifts in momentum that ultimately resulted in overtime.

Texas drove down the field to take a 17-14 lead with 45 seconds remaining, as quarterback Sam Ehlinger found Armanti Foreman in the end zone. But the Longhorns left USC too much time, as Sam Darnold led the Trojans into position for the game-tying field goal.

Chase McGrath’s 31-yard field goal as time expired guaranteed at least one extra session in what turned out to be a thriller.

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