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No. 4 USC overcomes Texas in double overtime

Texas defensive back Deshon Elliott had a pair of interceptions in the Longhorns' double-overtime loss at No. 4 USC (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Is this the game in which the Longhorns turned the corner? Only time will tell

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

LOS ANGELES, Cal. – If there was any question that the Texas football team is completely different in virtually every aspect of the game than it was the past three seasons – heck, even from the first game of this season – then the Longhorns’ 27-24 double overtime loss Saturday to No. 4 USC should be evidence enough to convince even the most skeptical of Doubting Thomases.

Yes, Texas left the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum without a win but the effort by the Longhorns even elicited a standing ovation from the mostly-pro-Trojan crowd of 84,714 on this glorious Indian Summer evening in a setting a stone’s throw from Hollywood.

The Longhorns couldn’t produce the feel-good ending

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .