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2-2, 2nd in Pac 12 - South

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

After allowing touchdowns on four straight drives and falling behind by 13 points early in the second half, USC found a way to pull out a win against Washington State. The Trojans' 39-36 win, however, will probably feel like a temporary sigh of relief as they narrowly avoided a 1-3 start.

USC blocks Washington St.'s game-tying FG (0:45)
Malepeai punches in 2-yard TD (0:22)
Minshew scrambles and finds Winston for TD (0:40)
Pittman turns short gain into 50-yard TD (0:33)
Cougars' running through Trojans' defense (0:30)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensively, Washington State's first half against USC has to be one of the most impressive of Mike Leach's tenure. QB Gardner Minshew completed 22 of 31 passes for 179 yards and the offense marched methodically for touchdowns on its final three drives. USC's pass rush has been invisible.

Washington St. strikes again before halftime (0:29)
Cougars back on top after 28-yard catch-and-run (0:25)
Daniels' hooks up with Vaughns for a 9-yard score (0:34)
Washington St. takes lead on 4-yard rush (0:28)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's 75-yard touchdown drive to start the game was exactly the type of drive it needed after being held to negative rushing yards at Texas last week. Five plays, all runs, too easy. They have too many talented running backs not to make the ground game the priority. If that's working, the pass game will be fine.

Trojans' 50-yard run sets them up for score (0:50)
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7d

Fight on: Helton says USC practices must improve

USC coach Clay Helton is stressing the need for better practices after a 1-2 start. "If you don't provide that leadership," Helton said, "they are not going to do it."

Texas picks up program's 900th win in upset over USC (1:54)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' 37-14 win over USC was the program's 900th win all time. The Longhorns join Michigan and Ohio State as FBS programs with that distinction.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A telltale game for both teams ends with a much-needed win for Texas and a second consecutive loss for No. 22 USC as the Longhorns topple the Trojans 37-14. The Longhorns come out of this one confident after a loss to Maryland and a narrow win over Tulsa. USC, who drops to 1-2, has a lot of issues to rectify: special teams was messy and the run game was non-existent. The Trojans have to fix those things moving forward.

10d

Ehlinger 2 touchdown passes lead Texas over No. 22 USC 37-14

Sam Ehlinger passed for two touchdowns, Anthony Wheeler returned a blocked field goal 46 yards for a score and Texas beat No. 22 Southern California 37-14 on Saturday night to give second-year coach Tom Herman his biggest win in burnt orange.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

In the last 11 months, USC has suffered demoralizing losses to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford and Texas, four games that have seen them get outscored by a combined 89 points. That, it seems, will not fly.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas saw a third-quarter drive halted in the red zone by a fumble, but the Longhorns find a way to take control over USC anyway as defensive back Caden Sterns blocks a field goal on the ensuing drive and linebacker Anthony Wheeler returns it for a touchdown and a 16-point Texas lead.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

USC struggled to run the ball in the first half vs. Texas. The Trojans have just 16 rushing yards on 11 first-half attempts. After a hot start, USC cooled, seeing an 11-point lead evaporate as Texas leads 16-14 at the midpoint.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Rough second quarter sequence for USC: The Trojans fail to convert fourth-and-goal at the Texas 1, then see a sack for a potential safety not be ruled as such on replay review then after Texas punts out of its end zone, the Trojans rough the punter and give the Longhorns the ball back.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC fans will have three years of JT Daniels hooking up with Amon-Ra St. Brown. That will be fun.

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.8Tied-44th
Rushing Yards110.3117th
Points For24.8102nd
Points Against27.8Tied-81st

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