Free Week 3 Prediction: Longhorns vs Trojans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Texas Longhorns vs. USC Trojans (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Venue: L. A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
NCAA Football Spread: USC -17
NCAA Betting Total: 67
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Two of the most storied programs in college football face off in a big week three showdown. The Texas Longhorns will make the trip to the Coliseum to take on the USC Trojans.
This is the first time these two teams have faced off since the famous National Championship game 11 years ago where Vince Young ran in the game winning touchdown.
After a terrible week one loss, the Texas Longhorns bounced back in a big way in week two. The offense was rolling early and the defense stepped up big on the way to a 56-0 victory.
The most impressive part of the game was that their starting quarterback Shane Buechle had a sore shoulder and didn’t even play.
The pressure didn’t seem to matter to freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger who stepped up big in his place. He threw for 222 yards and one touchdown on the way to the first victory of his career.
In this game against USC though a couple things need to happen for the Longhorns to win. Buechle needs to be back in this game and he needs to play big.
This is a huge game and if Ehlinger has to play I don’t know if he will be able to handle the pressure that would be placed upon him.
The other thing that needs to happen is the defense needs to play better then they did against Maryland.
The Trojans offense is much better then the Terrapins, so they need to find a way to come up big and create a couple of turnovers.
The USC Trojans got off to a slow start in week one against the Western Michigan Broncos, but pulled it out in the end.
In the second game though the Trojans looked like the team most expected them to look like against the Stanford Cardinal. They were dominant on the offensive and defensive side of the ball and that led to a 42-24 win.
Many believe Sam Darnold is the best quarterback in college football, and against the Cardinal he sure looked like it.
He went 21-36 and threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns. If he keeps up this pace not only might he be a high draft pick, but more importantly for the Trojans, he could lead this team to the promised land.
Against the Longhorns they just need to get out to the fast start and not let them believe that they have a chance. They need to take out their will early.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-1 in TEX last 9 games overall.
- Under is 7-1 in TEX last 8 games on grass.
- TEX are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- USC are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- USC are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- USC are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
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The confidence that came back to Austin is only going to last one week. The Longhorns just aren’t ready for a big game like this yet.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC ATS
Sam Darnold is too good and he will pick apart the Longhorns defense early. This game is going to get ugly, and the panic is going to be back for the Longhorns.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: USC 42 – Texas 17
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