Oregon Duck collapses after record-setting performance in Portland State win
Oregon gave its mascot the workout of their life on Saturday.
In the team’s 81-7 victory over Portland State to open the season, The Duck did 81 points worth of push-ups. For the uninitiated, that’s a total of 546 push-ups.
It’s a modern-era program record for points scored at Oregon.
Cause of death: 81 points worth of pushups. pic.twitter.com/QEvTtPBgzT
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 2, 2023
Everything worked for Oregon, which scored touchdowns on each of its seven first-half drives and on its first nine overall.
Quarterback Bo Nix completed 23 of his 27 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns. Tailback Bucky Irving ran for 119 yards and two scores on only four carries. Wideouts Gary Bryant Jr. and Troy Franklin each caught seven balls, each topped 100 yards, and each found the endzone twice.
The Ducks averaged 10.1 yards a play and scored more points than plays run.
Perhaps the thing coach Dan Lanning will appreciate most? No penalties, no turnovers.
Oregon could not have asked for a better start to their season.
Now someone just needs to get some oxygen for the mascot. And maybe an ice bath.