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Gaffney has been a beacon of hope for the Cardinal.
Week 11 Matchup: No. 3 Oregon (8-0) at No. 5 Stanford (7-1), Nov. 7, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN
Who knows where the Cardinal would be this season if it weren’t for running back Tyler Gaffney.
Through eight games, the senior has been terrific, rushing for 886 yards and 12 touchdowns on 166 carries. That includes topping the century mark in three consecutive games while accumulating six scores during that span.
It won’t be an easy contest against the Ducks, but there certainly is hope.
Thus far, Oregon ranks No. 26 against the run (130.9 YPG). The team also has allowed only six touchdowns on the ground and just 3.4 yards per carry.
However, the team has been vulnerable against good rushing attacks, coughing up 219 and 194 to UCLA and Washington respectively in the last month.
Expect Gaffney to only add to that list this Thursday.
All stats and rankings used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com.
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