Pac-10 Position Breakdown Running Back: Oregon Ducks

Posted by on July-21-2009 Add Comments

The Oregon Ducks know how to run the football.

Only the triple-option offense of Navy kept Oregon from having America’s best rushing attack in 2008. With over 280 yards per game on the ground, Oregon devastated it’s opponents with a potent combination of speed and power.

Chip Kelly’s spread-offense produced two 1,000-yard rushers last season, only the second time in school history that it has happened.

Throw in QB Jeremiah Masoli’s 718 yards on the ground, and it isn’t hard to see why the Ducks scored over 40 points a game in 2008.

But one of those 1,000-yard rushers is gone. RB Jeremiah Johnson graduated last season, finishing his fine career at Oregon with 2,336 yards a...

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