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The good news for the Texas Longhorns is that they won their first game under head coach Tom Herman. The bad news? The Longhorns will be on the road to take on the red-hot No. 4 USC Trojans this week.

The Week 3 college football betting spread favors USC by 15-points to beat Texas. The game total is 67. Kick-off is this Saturday, September 16th at 8:30 PM ET on FOX from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans Spread & ATS Pick

What: Texas Longhorns (1-1) at No. 4 USC Trojans (2-0)
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Louisville, KY
Stadium: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Spread: USC -15
Moneyline: Texas +500 vs USC -700
Game Total: 67
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Texas vs USC

Why Bet The Texas Longhorns To Beat The Trojans

Texas is trying to turn to things around with coach Herman in charge. What can’t be denied is that the talented Longhorn offense is headache inducing for opposing defenses. The Longhorns have put up an average of 48.5 points per game in two weeks while posting a 1-1 against the spread record.

"Our guys flew around, they cut it loose, they played with confidence and swagger," Herman said after the win against San Jose State.

Texas got a boost in its 406-yard rushing performance against San Jose State with a stellar showing from running back Chris Warren III, who notched 166 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries.

Why Bet The USC Trojans To Beat The Longhorns

USC is 2-0 SU and ATS after beating Western Michigan and Stanford.

The win over Stanford sent a huge message. If you didn’t believe in the Trojans and sophomore QB Sam Darnold (605 yards 4 TDs & 4 INT), you better start believing. He has an NFL-sized arm.

Darnold — who completed 21 of 26 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns against Stanford — mostly uses his nimble feet to elude the pass rush, but he’s also shown a willingness to take off if defenses aren’t paying attention. He scored his third career touchdown on the ground two weeks ago against Western Michigan.

"We’ve had some hard days with (Stanford) in the past, but I thought our kids had their jaws set," USC coach Clay Helton said. "I thought they had a mentality of wanting to come out and be physical. They believed in what we were doing, and they executed it."

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.
  • Longhorns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Pac-12.
  • Trojans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
  • Trojans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Texas vs. USC Week 3 Betting Analysis

I am betting on USC to win and cover the 15-point betting spread at home.