Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:09pm
I still remember watching the 2006 Rose Bowl and National Championship Game between USC and Texas. My dad was out of town in New York, but my mom, brother, and I were huddled in our living room ready to see the Trojans become three-peat champions. The final Texas drive and successful scoring shocked us to our core. Considered one of the greatest college football games of all time, this last second loss has haunted the entire Trojan family for over a decade. This last Saturday was truly a match-up we’ve all been anticipating for 12 years. I was luckily able to buy guest passes for my parents, so my entire family got to go and sit with my friends in the student section.
I’ve been a USC student long enough to experience slow starts to the season and witnessing the weak relationship between team rankings and actual performance. Even though we were entering the game as #4 in the nation, I knew this was still going to be a fight. What I didn’t expect was that the game was going to be so close. The stress was overwhelming during the last quarter and through overtime – you could feel the stadium tense up at every movement on the field. At certain points, the 20k Texas fans were yelling so loud it seemed like we were playing an away game. But, we stuck it out with our team and came out with the win. It wasn’t the blowout we had all wished for, but this will do until we face them again next year! Fight On!!
Published on September 20th, 2017
Last updated on December 7th, 2017