This is quite a game to select a winner. It’s difficult to find a reason to like Texas: Its defense has one sack in two games; the Longhorns lost to Maryland; beat Tulsa by a touchdown and have nothing going for them outside of playing at home today.
I think USC is better than Texas. I just don’t know if USC’s coaches will find a way to blow it.
With that said, I don’t know why or how, but I think Texas will somehow win this game. It might be because USC’s offensive line can’t handle the crowd noise or a pass play is called on an obvious running situation. Or the defense can’t cover the middle of the field.
So I’m picking Texas, 20-17.