Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

ROSE BOWL | TEXAS 41, USC 38

First Quarter

January 05, 2006

RUSHING LEADERS

Texas

V. Young...2 for 17 yards

USC

Bush...6 for 29 yards

RECEIVING LEADERS

Texas

Pittman...2 for 18 yards

USC

Kirtman...2 for 28 yards

PASSING LEADERS

Texas

V. Young...5 for 5, 37 yards

USC

Leinart...6 for 9, 53 yards

* Big play: After Texas had held USC to three plays on its first possession, Trojan safety Scott Ware forced a fumble on the punt to the Longhorns' Aaron Ross. USC recovered at the Texas 46-yard line and scored five plays later on LenDale White's four-yard touchdown run.

* Key statistic: The Longhorns lost one of two fumbles and failed to convert either of their third-down opportunities.

* Also: Each team failed to convert a fourth-and-one opportunity, the Longhorns falling short when running back Selvin Young was driven backward and the Trojans failing when Matt Leinart came up short on a sneak.

* Analysis: Texas fans didn't have a whole lot to cheer about after winning the coin toss by recently retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

*

SECOND QUARTER

RUSHING LEADERS

Texas

V. Young...4 for 43 yards

USC

Bush...4 for 25 yards

RECEIVING LEADERS

Texas

Thomas...5 for 41 yards

USC

Bush...3 for 55 yards

PASSING LEADERS

Texas

V. Young...8 for 10, 76 yards

USC

Leinart...7 for 12, 94 yards

* Big plays: Reggie Bush botched a lateral attempt after taking a short pass from Leinart and turning it into a 37-yard gain. Texas recovered at its 19-yard line and drove for its first score, a 46-yard field goal by David Pino. Then Vince Young completed a controversial lateral to Selvin Young, who carried the ball the final 12 yards into the end zone, the touchdown that gave the Longhorns the lead.

* Also: USC couldn't get the play off fast enough after officials ruled that Texas safety Michael Griffin had stepped out of bounds while catching a Leinart pass intended for Steve Smith in the end zone. Officials reviewed the play and credited Griffin with an interception and a touchback.

* Analysis: Texas seized the momentum by capitalizing on a pair of Trojan turnovers, and USC's 34-game winning streak suddenly stood on shaky ground after Ramonce Taylor's 30-yard touchdown run gave the Longhorns a 16-7 lead.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|