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One of the keys to Oregon's season this year has been the emergence of Byron Marshall, who has very quietly emerged as the #1 running back, on his way to having one of the best seasons in Oregon history. Preseason, one of the concerns about the Ducks was a perceived thinness at RB after Kenjon Barner graduated. Could De'Anthony Thomas handle the load as a feature back? Would Thomas Tyner contribute as a freshman. Marshall had shown some promise as a true freshman, rushing 87 times for 447 yards in a mop-up role, a 5.1-yard average with a long run of 32 yards. He ran hard but like many young players he looked hesitant at times, and fans had the notion that he didn't have the elite speed of Tyner, James or Barner (Gary Breedlove, Eugene Daily News photo).   Flash forward eight games into the season, and Marshall's convinced even the skeptics. He's had six 100-yard games, including the last five in a row, erupting for a career-high 192 and 3 touchdowns against ...
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