Matt Leinart

USC-Texas Rose Bowl game wasn't all that great

USC-Texas Rose Bowl game wasn't all that great

It’s interesting that so many people claim the last time USC and Texas played football it was one of the greatest college games ever.

Standing on the sidelines in Pasadena that night as Vince Young nearly flattened me on his way to history, I thought it was one of the worst.

This week, everyone wants to remember the 2006 Rose Bowl for the amazing Texas comeback that gave the Longhorns a 41-38 victory and a national championship.

To me, the most amazing thing was how badly USC blew it.

The Trojans were a better team. They should have been leading by double digits early but stumbled. They led by a dozen points late but couldn’t hold it. Their stars should have been...

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