What a day it was for Patrick Herbert, and a performance that felt like it was long overdue for the Oregon legacy player.
We’ve known for a long time that Herbert was capable of performances like this, but the tight end has struggled with injuries during his career. This season, though, we’ve been told by coaches and players alike that Herbert was healthy, and everyone should look out for what was to come. On Saturday, we really saw what they meant.
Herbert hauled in three catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns, one of which went for 23 yards over the middle and the other of which came on a picture-perfect screen pass to the left side that will be used as teaching tape for years to come in Eugene.
Herbert often gets overlooked in this offense, but he gained his day in the sun on Saturday.