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The Line: USC favored by more than two touchdowns over Texas

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On Saturday Texas and USC will meet on the football field for the first time since 2006, with the Trojans being heavy favorites to beat the Longhorns. Vegas released the opening odds on Sunday evening (USC -14) and those odds have only trended more toward the Trojans since.  The consensus line on the game now lies at USC -16.5.

The Longhorns (1-1, 0-0) are coming off the team’s first win of the season, a 56-0 thrashing of San Jose State at home, after losing the season opener to Maryland 51-41.

#4 USC (2-0, 1-0) defeated Western Michigan 49-31 in the team’s opening game and followed that up with a 42-24 dismantling of #14 Stanford on Saturday.

USC has won 11 straight games and owns a home win streak of 8 games.

Texas head coach Tom Herman is 3-0 all-time against Top-10 teams, defeating #9 Florida State (2015 Peach Bowl) and #3 Oklahoma and #3 Louisville (2016 season) while head coach at Houston.

Texas and USC will kickoff at 7:30 PM on Saturday and the game will be televised nationally on FOX.

Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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