After an underwhelming performance against Fresno State in Week 1, Oregon proved just how dangerous it can be on Saturday afternoon by defeating Ohio State on the road.
Oregon had a 14-7 lead over Ohio State heading into halftime and never really looked back. Every time the Buckeyes would chip away at their deficit, the Ducks had a response.
Immediately after the final whistle was blown in Columbus, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit shared his thoughts on Oregon’s upset win over Ohio State on social media.
“Wow! What a game in Columbus,” Herbstreit said. “Oregon deserves ALL the credit. Came 2450 miles and were really well prepared. Mario, Joe Moorhead and staff had em ready. Players played w/ a chip. And QB Anthony Brown was OUTSTANDING with his decision making. Congrats Ducks!”
What a game in Columbus. @oregonfootball deserves ALL the credit. Came 2450 miles and were really well prepared. Mario, Joe Moorhead and staff had em ready. Players played w/ a chip. And QB Anthony Brown was OUTSTANDING with his decision making.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 11, 2021
Anthony Brown and CJ Verdell were outstanding this afternoon for the Ducks, combining for four of the team’s five touchdowns against the Buckeyes.
So many people were ready to write off Oregon this Saturday because star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Justin Flowe were inactive. And yet, Mario Cristobal’s players found a way to rally together and take down the No. 3 team in the country in front of a hostile environment.
Oregon’s coaching staff should feel awfully confident about its locker room heading into next weekend’s matchup with Stony Brook, that’s for sure.