One would like to think that Oregon State did not plan this vandalism.
Before the highly anticipated Pac-12 matchup between the No. 10 Ducks and No. 19 Colorado, the Oregon Ducks were dressed like Deion Sanders. wearing a white cowboy He entered Autzen Stadium wearing a hat and sunglasses.
But things went horribly wrong when the mascot tried to get a little more cheeky by smashing a watch with the word “Prime” written on it, in honor of Sanders.
When the duck swung at the clock with a bat or stick, the mascot probably got a little too excited, and on the third blow, the costume’s helmet came off.
The mascot immediately ran back into the tunnel beneath the stands, which was a truly bizarre moment.
In one of the most talked about games of the week, Colorado got excited before the game, even stepping on the Oregon logo at midfield.
This came after Buffaloes quarterback Shedur Sanders criticized Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule when his team engaged in similar behavior before a Week 2 game.
It’s been an eventful week for Coach Prime, who encountered a rat in his Boulder office and later received a parking ticket.
Things didn’t start out so well for Sanders and Colorado on the field, trailing 21-0 midway through the second quarter.
In a video played by ESPN during the broadcast, Oregon coach Dan Lanning can be heard criticizing Sanders.
“It’s rooted in the essence. It’s not flash, it’s rooted in the essence,” Lanning said. “The Cinderella story is over. They’re fighting for clicks. We’re fighting for victory.”