USC vs. Texas: Trojans claim they're undefeated vs. Longhorns, despite 2006 Rose Bowl After it was found Reggie Bush received impermissible benefits, the final two wins of the 2004 season and all of the 12 wins of 2005. The university is claiming that the loss to Texas in the Rose Bowl is a "vacated loss." Apparently, this stems from a statement by BCS executive director Bill Hancock who said, "The BCS arrangement crowns a national champion, and the BCS games showcase events for postseason football. One of the best ways of ensuring that they remain so is for us to foster full compliance with NCAA rules. Accordingly, in keeping with the NCAA's recent action, USC's appearances are being vacated." So what the BCS ruled was USC's appearance in the game was vacated. Essentially, USC can't claim it made an appearance in 2006, but the record book still credits Texas with a win and USC with a loss. It's a tricky rule, but if you think about it logically, why would USC be punished by having a loss removed? USC trying to claim a vacated loss is hilarious.