And here is a quote from TCU coach Gary Patterson, who plays Texas this week and watched the films of USC playing the Longhorns.
“(It) looked like to me (like Texas) physically beat them,” Patterson said.
How far has USC sunk that now it is getting physically beat up by Texas? Who is Texas? They didn’t beat up Maryland or Tulsa.
In 1982, USC no longer featured star tailback Marcus Allen and was not especially gifted at quarterback as Sean Salisbury and Scott Tinsley each played. But the Trojans went to Oklahoma and won ugly, 12-0, by physically dominating the Sooners.
“Anybody who came into the stadium today thinking Southern Cal couldn’t win this game is an idiot!” Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer said. “They did what I was very concerned about, their defense being able to physically handle our offense.”