If new Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams could describe his team debut, it would probably be as follows: an excellent experience that could have ended much better.
In the Ducks’ 61-42 victory over the Big Sky’s Eastern Washington Eagles, the team from which Adams transferred earlier this year, the graduate transfer completed 19 of 25 yards for 246 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 94 yards on the ground.
But the fourth quarter turned ugly, as Adams fell to the ground and was hit late by EWU linebacker John Kreifels. Visibly shaken after getting up, he was escorted to the locker room and Kreifels was ejected. Adams was replaced by the man he beat out for the starting quarterback’s job, Jeff Lockie.
The hit on Vernon Adams by EWU https://t.co/7AC5H79Jn6
— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) September 6, 2015
Adams was a star quarterback at Eastern Washington before transferring to Oregon, throwing for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns while adding 1,205 yards and 11 scores on the ground. Fortunately, for both himself and Ducks fans, his injury does not appear to be serious as he was able to line up and shake hands with his former teammates after the game.
Got some video of Eastern Washington lining up to shake hands with their former teammate Vernon Adams pic.twitter.com/cjaZYKsKdz
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) September 6, 2015
Just the same, Campus Sports will provide any and all updates on Adams’ health.
Oregon continues its season with a trip to East Lansing to play Connor Cook and the Michigan State Spartans on the 12th.
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