Former Texas DB Michael Huff makes bold claim about win over USC
ESPN on Thursday aired a replay of the 2006 National Championship Game between USC and Texas that had many fans buzzing.
The Longhorns won the game 41-38 thanks to an epic comeback over the final five minutes. The game was heavily hyped and exceeded the billing, even setting a record for being the most-watched game in college football history.
One of the many stars in that game was defensive back Michael Huff, who had 87 tackles that season for the Longhorns and later became the No. 7 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders.
After the re-air of the game by ESPN, Huff made a bold claim.
I don’t care what anybody says, if we played again the following weekend the result would have been the same.
— Michael Huff (@Huffy247) April 3, 2020
What do you think? Huff’s Longhorns went 13-0 that year and had the No. 1 scoring offense in the country, backed by the No. 9 defense. They were loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. USC entered the game on a 34-game winning streak, had the No. 2 offense, and was stacked as well.
Texas’ victory was narrow, and USC really had the game in their hands multiple times. We won’t ever get to see a rematch, but that game would have been something.