Mario Cristobal trolled Jimmy Lake over ‘academic prowess’ comment
Mario Cristobal got in his jokes at Jimmy Lake’s expense after his Oregon Ducks beat Lake’s Washington Huskies 26-16 on Saturday night.
Oregon fell behind early 7-0 and trailed 9-3 before coming on. The Ducks went to the run game and started to mount a comeback. They rushed for 329 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Dye had 211 of the yards and a touchdown.
After the road win, Cristobal was fired up. He also trolled Lake in his postgame press conference with a “prowess” mention.
Mario Cristobal with a shot at UW coach Jimmy Lake in the post-game:
"Proud of the way our guys came over and showed their prowess in the inclement weather."
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) November 7, 2021
Cristobal was referencing Lake’s comment that Washington was not a recruiting rival to Oregon due to the Huskies’ “academic prowess.”
After touting his program’s academics, Lake proceeded to make a dumb decision late in the game, leading to plenty of jokes. Even Cristobal couldn’t resist taking a shot.
Photo: Nov 23, 2019; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports