Bush made a big flashy play to try to support his new trophy image and it backfired.
There was a malfunction in the cameras, and USC doesn't get to throw a challenge flag like in the pros. Granted, a time-out might have been prudent . . . and the delay it might have caused to make Texas take a play or two more to get in the endzone MIGHT have made a difference at the end of the game.
USC got stopped on 4th down a couple times after moving the ball well, by a Texas team with more desire.
VY just flat out overpowered the defense.
All in all, a better Texas team showed up and rightfully won.
USC, class of '91.