Texas started slowly on Saturday night against USC, dropping behind 14-3 in the first quarter, but scored 34 unanswered points to rout the Trojans 37-14.
After the victory, Herman addressed the media — including American-Statesman reporters Brian Davis, Danny Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden. Here is some of what he had to say.
“I want to thank all of our fans. What an incredible electric atmosphere…I was really, really proud how they supported us. To go down 14-3, there was no negativity, no hanging the heads.”
On the defense in the second half:
For our defense to go out in the second half and shut them out and score on a blocked field goal. Our goal is to win the Big 12 title and that’s ahead of us.”
On the way Texas climbed out of the hole:
“We hadn’t been able to do that as long as we’ve been here….as I said in the opening, there was no negativity….offense, defense and special teams all had an impact on digging out of the hole.
Texas coach Tom Herman: “What did I say to the team? This needs to be the standard.”
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 16, 2018
On stuffing the USC run game:
“Every week’s gameplan is to stop the run and make the quarterback throw, especially a freshman quarterback. Was really proud how we did that.”
On kicker Cameron Dicker’s three field-goal performance:
“He showed why he earned the job. He’s made some big kicks in his life. When you play for Lake Travis, you make some pressure-packed kicks”
On why he left starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger so long:
“I left Sam in because you don’t want to throw a cold back quarterback in the game that late.”
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