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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

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .