Oregon-Oregon State is among the largest in-state rivalries in faculty soccer. And Saturday in Corvallis, Ore., tensions heated over after the sport when a Geese participant punched an Oregon State fan.
After the host Beavers scored an upset 38-34 come-from-behind victory over the Geese, Oregon outdoors linebacker DJ Johnson was leaving the sector and video confirmed an Oregon State fan, sporting a No. 4 jersey and a Cowboy hat, strategy him.
The fan — who was one of many many spectators who stormed the sector after the win — was probably waving to him or entering into for a handshake with Johnson as he walked by, and the senior appeared to lift his hand, however the fan stored strolling.
Johnson then punched the fan close to the again of his head as he was strolling away, knocking off his cowboy hat. Johnson needed to be pulled away from coaches earlier than the scenario bought additional out of hand. It’s unclear from the video if the fan mentioned something to Johnson earlier than the punch was thrown.
It was a irritating loss for No. 9 Oregon (9-3, 7-2, No. 9 CFP) who blew a 34-17 lead early within the fourth quarter. Isaiah Newell ran for the go-ahead landing with 8:11 remaining to propel No. 22 Oregon State (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12, No 21 CFP) to victory.
To make issues worse for Oregon, it missed out on a spot within the Pac-12 championship recreation when No. 12 Washington beat Washington State later Saturday. No. 14 Utah received a tiebreaker and can face No. 5 Southern California on Friday for the league title.
As for the after-game punching incident, neither Oregon nor Johnson had commented or launched an announcement by the point of publication.