Texas celebrates a 41-38 victory over USC at the 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship Game held in Pasadena, CA., on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. (Jay Janner / AMERICAN-STATESMAN )

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Texas vs. USC: By the numbers

Posted August 29th, 2015

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Breaking down the Texas-USC game, by the numbers:

Tarell Brown recovers a USC fumble during the first half of the National Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Tarell Brown recovers a USC fumble during the first half of the National Championship game at the Rose Bowl in 2006. (Deborah Cannon / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

1 — Combined passing touchdowns.

3 — TDs produced by Vince Young.

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3 — Despite the win, Texas was only 3 of 11 in third-down conversions. USC was 8 of 14.

3 — Sacks for the Texas defense. And for USC’s? Zero.

4 — Young announced he was skipping his senior season and entering the NFL Draft just four days after the game. He ended up going No. 3 overall, to the Tennessee Titans; USC tailback Reggie Bush went No. 2 overall, to New Orleans.

7.3 — The average yards gained per play for Texas. USC averaged 7.0.

8 — Yards on Young’s game-winning fourth-quarter, fourth-down TD run.

10 — Catches for Texas’ David Thomas and USC’s Dwayne Jarrett, which tied for game-high honors.

12 — Tackles for Texas safety Michael Huff, which led the game.

16-10 — The score at halftime. Texas led.

19 — Seconds left in the game after Young’s go-ahead TD.

20 — It was Texas’ 20th win in a row.

32 — Fourth-quarter points.

34 — USC’s winning streak stopped at 34, which was tied for the fourth longest ever. It was the Trojans’ first loss since a triple-overtime setback to California in September 2003.

35 — It was Texas’ first national championship in 35 years.

49 — Combined Longhorns and Trojans from that game that went on to be drafted by NFL teams.

60 — Combined first downs (30 for Texas, 30 for USC).

81 — Combined pass attempts for Young (40) and USC’s Matt Leinart (41). There was only one interception.

365 — Passing yards for Leinart, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner.

467 — Total yards for Young, a Rose Bowl record.

800 — The Rose Bowl win was Texas’ 800th in program history.

1,130 — Total yards between the two teams.

 

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