Justin Herbert’s favorite target went from the end zone to the medical tent during No. 13 Oregon’s 45-3 victory over Colorado.
Jacob Breeland, who capped the Ducks’ first drive with a seven-yard touchdown catch on third-and-goal, was injured after making a 22-yard reception in the first quarter and taking a hit on the sideline.
The senior tight end was helped up and escorted by two staffers for treatment. Breeland returned to the sideline with a brace on his left leg.
Breeland had three receptions for 53 yards on four targets before leaving the game. He leads the team with six touchdown receptions this season.
Linebacker Troy Dye and safety Jevon Holland were injured during a collision in the first half. Dye was able to help Holland, who wore a protective boot on the sideline the rest of the night, off the field.
Starting right guard Dallas Warmack was shaken up in the second half.
The Ducks (5-1, 3-0) will need the extra 25 hours they get to recover before facing rival Washington next week at Husky Stadium (12:30 p.m., ABC).
The Huskies (4-2, 1-2) play at Arizona at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
• The Ducks lead the all-time series with Colorado 12-9 after beating the Buffaloes for the seventh time in the last eight meetings. Oregon lost the previous meeting, 41-38, in 2016 at Autzen Stadium.
• Herbert extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 34, which is the longest active streak in the nation.
• Oregon was averaging 44.5 points in Herbert’s previous 18 starts at Autzen Stadium. His home record as the starter is now 16-3.
• This is the first time the Ducks have been 3-0 to start Pac-12 play since 2013.
• The press box at Autzen Stadium was packed with NFL personnel from half the teams in the league, including multiple seats reserved for the Atlanta Falcons (four), Tennessee Titans (two), Philadelphia Eagles (two), Buffalo Bills (two), Miami Dolphins (two) and Jacksonville Jaguars (two). The Houston Texans, Tampa Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs also requested a seat.