Patrick Herbert gets a shoutout from Jeff Saturday for pancake block in Oregon's Week 8 win
Patrick Herbert caught his first touchdown pass of the season in Oregon’s Week 7 loss to Washington. The Week 8 win over Washington State saw Herbert make a major impact in a different way.
The junior tight end was involved in not one but two pancake blocks. Jeff Saturday, a Super Bowl champion center with the Colts, highlighted one of them on ESPN’s Get Up as one of the best pancakes of the last week:
And that wasn’t even the biggest highlight of the game.
In what was a critical moment in the game, Bucky Irving took a first-and-10 swing pass from Bo Nix early in the third quarter and Herbert got out ahead of him to clear the way. A Washington State defender downfield seemingly lost track of the football and had no idea Herbert was bearing down on him.
Herbert planted him and Irving raced by for the touchdown to put Oregon up by double-digits.
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) October 21, 2023
Washington State head coach Jake Dickert said linebacker Devin Richardson thought Terrance Ferguson had caught the ball and gone out of bounds.
“It looked really bad,” Dickert acknowledged.
Sure, but it also provided one of the top moments of the weekend from Herbert’s perspective.