It's only one game.
Thomas Tyner touched the ball four times in his first action as a Duck, in mop-up time of a decided game, but what he showed fans in that brief stint has everyone projecting and speculating on his value, output and potential as a first-year player.
High-flyin' Ducks: Blake Stanton and Thomas Tyner celebrate the second of the fabulous freshman's two touchdown runs against Virginia. Tyner was mobbed by teammates after both of the scores, and that rite of acceptance and initiation will reverberate through his rookie campaign (Andrew Seng/Oregon Daily Emerald photo).
Coming off an August ankle injury. Tyer had four carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns in his first game as a true freshman. LaMichael James as a redshirt freshman in 2009, began his stellar Duck career with 2 carries for 22 yards against Boise State, and 9 for 56 yards the next week against Purdue. His running mate Kenjon Barner, now #2 on the all-time rushing list, began his f...