The Portland State University college football player had a brutal injury torn off his OHR in the season opener… as his coach reveals, “I think he’s fine — it didn’t come out of his helmet.”
- In addition to the ear injury, the player also suffered a concussion during the game
- Portland State suffered an 81-7 loss to the Oregon Ducks
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Portland State Vikings head football coach Bruce Barnum has revealed that his team’s 81-7 loss to the Oregon Ducks wasn’t the most painful thing that happened to his team that day.
Barnum appeared “The Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano” when he explained that although most of his team avoided serious injury in the merciless defeat, an unnamed player had “his ear ripped off” in the defeat.
‘We’re fine. Knock on wood. A guy got his ear ripped off. “They stitched it back up and now they say he has a concussion,” Barnum said. “So he’s out, but I think he’s fine.”
“Not the whole ear.” “Partial detachment of the ears,” Barnum clarified.
“I think it’s from when his helmet was ripped off, and I don’t think his ear came out of the helmet.”
Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum announced that one of his players had an ear ripped off
Portland St. suffered an 81-7 loss to Oregon in the season opener
Oregon quarterback Bo Nix threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns before sitting out early
For the rest of the game, Ducks quarterback Bo Nix threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns before going on the bench early in the third quarter, and No. 15 Oregon built a 43-point lead at halftime en route to a one-sided loss.
It was the most points for the Ducks in a modern game and a goal record at Autzen Stadium.
“I thought we went out and did what we were supposed to do, got a lot of points and was consistent.” “We didn’t make any mistakes, we didn’t fight,” said Nix. “I thought it was a very clean game.”
It was also Oregon’s 19th straight home opener win. The Ducks have won 31 straight non-conference games at Autzen Stadium since 2008.
Bucky Irving rushed for 119 yards and two scores, while Jordan James had 86 yards and three more. Troy Franklin and Gary Bryant Jr. each caught two touchdown passes.
Dante Chachere threw for 35 yards and the only touchdown for Portland State, which is participating in the Big Sky Conference. Chachere also ran for 53 yards.
“Oregon’s opponents are going to have a hard time finding a weakness in this team,” said Portland State coach Bruce Barnum. “I’ve just seen four quarters of them and they’re damn good.” Not only are they fast, they’re a strong football team. … We were defeated everywhere.’
Nix started the season as the most experienced quarterback in the country with 47 career starts. An early Heisman hopeful, he finished last season with 29 touchdown passes, 14 rushing scores and a touchdown catch in 13 games after moving from Auburn to Oregon.