2. Travis Dye rushes for 150 yards, two scores
Believe it or not, UCLA has one of the best run defenses in college football. In fact, the Bruins allow just over 90 yards per game on the ground and that’s impressive considering they’ve faced the red-hot Arizona State backfield and Stanford’s solid group already. Fresno State, too, has a solid running back and the same can be said for LSU.
Yet the Bruins are allowing 91 yards per game on the ground while Dye has rushed for over 90 yards in each of his last three games. Something’s got to give in this one.
Dye has been really good this season, putting up 524 yards and four touchdowns on 6.7 yards per carry and he’s been a threat in the passing game, too. He has 15 catches for 153 yards on the season and he’s now the RB1 with CJ Verdell out for the year.
Oregon is going to need Dye to step up against the Bruins to take some pressure off Anthony Brown and I think he’ll do just that, rushing for over 150 yards (his second straight game over 100) and two touchdowns.