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USC Nearing A Year Of Undefeated Play

USC turned a corner last season when Sam Darnold took over the starting quarterback job. Darnold’s excellent play has propelled USC to 11 consecutive victories, with their last loss coming on September 23 of last year. The Trojans will aim to continue their impressive undefeated streak when they take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in USC’s last 4 games.
  • Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games against the Pac-12.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas’s last 9 games.

During USC’s impressive run, they have outscored opponents by an average of 17.9 points per game with only one team managing to stay within 10 points. The Trojans will need to dominate like that again because they are going to be giving up a ton of points on the spread.

Darnold will get all the headlines but it has been USC’s running attack that has made the team tick this season. The tandem of Ronald Jones and Stephen Carr has already accumulated 463 rushing yards and seven touchdowns through the first two games this season.

Texas has gone from dizzying lows to staggering highs through their first two weeks. An embarrassing upset loss to Maryland in Tom Herman’s head coaching debut was followed by an easy destruction of San Jose State. But that game may have caused a quarterback controversy. Shane Buechele missed the game due to a shoulder bruise and true freshman Sam Ehlinger came in and dominated an overwhelmed Spartans squad.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Longhorns were listed as 14-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week; check out the odds pages here or at Bovada for updates.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 46-29 win for the Trojans. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

USC battles the Texas Longhorns, currently with a 1-1 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 2-0 for the Trojans and 1-1 for the Texas Longhorns. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and USC vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (USC Trojans) and the No. 57 (Texas Longhorns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chris Warren III ran through the San Jose State defense for 166 yards in Texas's last game, handing the Spartans a 56-0 setback on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

In USC's last outing, Sam Darnold threw for 316 yards to lead the Trojans over Stanford 42-24 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Southern California is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Southern California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern California's last 5 games
  • Southern California is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Iowa State, Thursday, September 28
USC at California, Saturday, September 23

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