The most hyped up game of the entire college football season was the Texas vs. Usc game. Both teams have a history with each other as they were a part of arguably the greatest college football game ever played. USC aimed for revenge in this game, trying to avenge the heartbreaking loss they suffered in the 2006 Rose Bowl. This game lived up to all the week-long hype as both teams played with fire and energy the entire game. This game was decided by a last chance field goal in double overtime to decide the winner, as USC escaped with the win 27-24.

Darnold Dominance

Sam Darnold played well against this inspired Texas defense, putting on a Heisman worthy performance. Darnold threw for 397 yards and three touchdowns. Darnold had his struggles as well, throwing two interceptions. But what made the difference in this game was Darnold's composure. He was composed throughout the entire game, not allowing one moment to bring him down. Darnold is a leader on this Trojans team and many players reacted well when Darnold still had the confident look on his face

Darnold played well, but the game ball goes to kicker Chase McGrath. He helped force the game into overtime by making a 31-yard field goal on the final snap of regulation. After USC recovered a fumble in the second overtime, McGrath was called on again to make another clutch field goal.

He nailed a 43-yard field goal, giving USC the win. Darnold put USC in position to win, but it was McGrath who sealed the deal for the Trojans.

Tough Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns had their hands full with Darnold, but their defense played very well, forcing him to make bad throws and keeping the game close going into the fourth quarter.

Sam Ehlinger played a great game, as the freshman QB threw two touchdown passes along with throwing for almost 300 yards. But he did cost them the game late with a fumble on the goal line in the second frame of overtime. Even though this was a heartbreaking loss, Texas fans should be happy about what they saw from their team.

Their defense played much better against a high-powered offense. Even if their record isn't what fans want it to be (1-2), Texas has nothing to worry about.

In the rematch of the Rose Bowl, there wasn't as much offense as the previous game, but the same amount of excitement. Both defenses made a statement and forced each team into making mistakes. Darnold and Ehlinger managed the game well but turned up the intensity when their offenses needed it the most. Overtime was needed in this episode of Texas vs. USC and USC got the job done.