On Saturday, the Oregon Ducks were finally able to remember what victory tasted like, after snapping a five-game losing streak with a 54-34 win over Arizona State at home.
Despite the positive result, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich took a different approach.
Helfrich wanted fans and reporters not to put too much pressure on freshman quarterback Justin Herbert for his performance and to remember there is still plenty of room for improvement on the team.
“This is one game. We don’t need to anoint the QB,” Helfrich said, according to Andrew Greif of The Oregonian. “Nobody’s smart again; we’re still all idiots, myself at the top of that list.”
Throughout the game, Herbert tossed threw for 489 yards and four touchdowns.
It certainly looks like the Ducks have found some positive momentum and the quarterback play is a nice sign for the future of the program, and Helfrich’s approach following the win should help his players remain focused on winning out the rest of the way.
Oregon returns to action on the road this weekend against USC.
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