LOS ANGELES -- This was no sequel of their old Hollywood classic from a decade ago, with the brightest stars on both sidelines and two of the game's most-storied programs putting on an unforgettable show.
Chase McGrath , a walk-on freshman kicker from nearby Orange County, booted two critical Field Goals including a 43-yarder in the second overtime to lift fourth-ranked USC to an thrilling 27-24 victory over Texas on Saturday night.
But down 17-14 with 39 seconds left, Sam Darnold shook off a largely uneven performance to put together the kind of drive that has made him an early Heisman frontrunner.
And McGrath's field goals -- the first of his college career -- were the punctuation on a game that was first a mess of turnovers, penalties and blown opportunities for the first three-and-a-half quarters but quickly turned into a highlight reel of big plays and momentum shifts.
With sophomore starting quarterback Shane Buechele out for a second straight game because of a shoulder injury, the Horns again turned to Sam Ehlinger , a highly touted recruit from Austin.
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