Posted October 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
With a deep, talented attack that includes Marcus Mariota, Oregon might not have a problem continuing its historic offensive start without its star running back. The second-ranked Ducks could be missing leading rusher De'Anthony Thomas as they look to extend a nation-best 16-game road winning streak Saturday at Colorado. Thomas has played a key role in a prolific Oregon offense that has scored at least 50 points in four straight games for the first time in school history. He's paced the nation's top rushing attack (332.5 yards per game) with 338 yards and six touchdowns on 42 carries for the Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12). The speedy junior, however, slipped and clutched his lower right leg during the opening kickoff in Saturday's 55-16 win over California in a rain-soaked Pac-12 opener. After the half, he appeared on the sidelines with crutches. Now Thomas' status is uncertain heading into the Ducks' first conference road test against the Buffaloes (2-1, 0-1). "The type of player he ...
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