2. Travis Dye is a bad dude
Washington had one of the top defenses in the Pac-12 heading into Saturday’s game but Travis Dye didn’t get the memo, apparently.
The Ducks decided to stick to the run as the passing game wasn’t working with the weather not as dry as they would have hoped. Anthony Brown finished 10-for-20 with 98 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. It was your typical late-season, poor-weather performance through the air as the Ducks pounded the rock to the tune of 329 yards and two touchdowns on 56 carries.
And Dye led the way with 211 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. He has been really solid ever since CJ Verdell went down with an injury, but there were some who believed that freshman Byron Cardwell would take over as RB1 after a breakout game last week.
Dye said no dice.
The junior running back was the perfect answer all night long and when the Ducks needed the yards, he picked them up.
Cardwell still had 55 yards on 16 carries, but it’s clear that Dye is the lead guy. He’s a bad dude and he’s a problem for opposing defenses despite being “slight” as the broadcasters said.