The Trojans come into Austin at 1-1 with a sloppy but convincing win over UNLV and a 17-3 road loss against Stanford where they lost the battle in the trenches and learned that a true freshman QB on the road is fraught with issues – even the very talented ones.
Trojan fans are not entirely sold on head coach Clay Helton. He’s viewed as something of an underachiever given that their total talent is ranked 3rd in the country by roster blue chip ratio, yet he has delivered back-to-back double digit win seasons, a Rose Bowl win, and a Pac 12 conference title. Texas fans wouldn’t mind underachieving like that right about now. Rest assured, USC’s roster is laden with talent.