2. Travis Dye was fantastic in place of CJ Verdell
When CJ Verdell went down with an injury in the second half, there was a sense of panic throughout the fanbase. The collective gasp when he went down with an injury and left the field on a cart could almost be heard from Eugene.
Luckily for the Ducks, they have one of the best backfield tandems in college football. They have Travis Dye who is a great running back in his own right and was splitting carries with Verdell already. He was already having a good game and then he stepped up late with some big catches and carries and led the offense down the field.
Anthony Brown also bounced back from a tough start to the game as well and had two big rushing touchdowns, but the offensive MVP had to be Dye who finished the day as the top offensive performer.
Dye was reliable all afternoon long with 96 rushing yards on 19 carries and he also caught four passes for 39 yards.
He may need to get used to this RB1 role with Verdell out for a potentially extended period of time.