Originally posted on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 10/5/13
Can Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner break away? The two young running backs did a solid job after star De'Anthony Thomas went down on the opening kickoff in the Cal game, but they did have four fumbles between them. The Ducks kept three but the Colorado defense has certainly being instructed to rip and strip all this week, knowing DAT is likely out and these two shifty, dangerous but as yet unproven tailbacks are set to carry the load (goducks.com photo). Marshall and Tyner have the opportunity to establish themselves as the workhorse, highly productive feature backs for the bulk of the PAC-12 campaign. They have to be ball security conscious, but they can't let that awareness impede their creativity or instinctiveness in attacking the defense. Oregon needs the two to have a big day against Colorado to build momentum in the running game with big, big match ups ahead on the schedule. Can the Ducks get Colt Lyerla off the milk carton? Mackey Award Watch List? All-American? 11 touc...
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