Inside the Gameplan: How Texas can beat USC

Malik Jefferson and Gary Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)
Malik Jefferson and Gary Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’ve never been super bearish on Texas’ prospects in this contest. Before the season started I had USC pegged as the eventual national champion thanks to their strong coaching staff, the tenure and time they’ve had there to leverage the program’s resources, and the brilliance of Sam Darnold. Like everyone else in college football though, they’re still a work in progress at this point in the year and they are hardly immune to getting taken down by a talented team with a good gameplan coming in the week after a big time rivalry game with both national and conference implications.

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History major, football theorist.