USC game officially a sell out

Annette Crawford
September 13, 2017

The 2005-06 USC Trojans were an unholy powerhouse that went on an 12-0 romp through college football only to be upended in the 2006 Rose Bowl by Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns. Fittingly, this will be Texas' largest crowd away from home since that national title night in Pasadena.

Although the NCAA usually only vacates the wins, officially marking the Trojans with an 0-1 season in 2005, USC sports information director Tim Tessalone said it is really 0-0. The Trojans are saying they are still 4-0 against the Longhorns, and the meeting September 16 will be the first official game between the two programs since 1967.

USC plays Texas this weekend, which is sure to bring back memories of the Longhorns' epic 41-38 victory over the Trojans in the 2006 BCS national championship.

In 2010, the NCAA found USC committed what it referred to as "agent and amateurism violations" involving Bush, and part of the penalty for the football program included the "vacation of regular and postseason wins" from the 2005 season.


Young's scramble for the game-winning touchdown on a fourth-and-5 in the last minute from the USC 9-yard line is legendary. Before the Pac-8 was even thing.

From a Texas perspective, the NCAA still includes the game as a win.

Maybe the victor of Saturday's game should get to decide whether or not the 2006 Rose Bowl ever happened.

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