One coach can breathe a huge sigh of relief after a big win on Saturday.
After a 3-7 start to the season, Oregon finally got a needed victory thanks to a 30-28 upset of No. 12 Utah. The Ducks scored 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a controversial go-ahead touchdown with just two seconds left in the game.
The touchdown was initially ruled incomplete, but the refs reviewed the play and eventually ruled a touchdown in Oregon’s favor.
Few coaches out there needed this win more than Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich. There has been heavy talk that he was on his way out as the Ducks head coach, and he very well could still be fired at the end of the season. However, this could also prove to be a big enough win for Oregon to give him one more shot at next season.
The Ducks, now 4-7, will close the season with their annual “Civil War” game against Oregon State.