Minnesota defender takes out Oregon State QB with WWE-like clothesline (Video)
Minnesota defensive end Tai’yon Devers welcomed us all back to college football in a big way on Thursday night. But unlike the rest of us, Oregon State quarterback Darell Garretson wasn’t experiencing the same kind of joy.
Of course, that’s likely because Garretson was on the receiving end of a vicious WWE-like clothesline courtesy of Devers at the start of the second quarter.
With Devers coming off the right side, Garretson rolled to his left and began looking upfield for a target. But before Garretson could even lock onto a receiver, Devers was all over him and took the quarterback down in a way that would make John “Bradshaw” Layfield happy.
Don't know about you, but my body hurts after watching this Tai'yon Devers hit. https://t.co/IVzmsMmEOs
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) September 2, 2016
Although Garretson was removed from his feet and slammed into the turf, he popped back up rather quickly. But it wasn’t fast enough to recover the fumble, which was pounced on by another Minnesota defender.
Later in the second quarter, Devers got Garretson a second time, once again forcing a fumble. That hit wasn’t nearly as devastating, however.
The Golden Gophers would go on to defeat the Beavers by a score of 30-23.