Travis Dye becomes fifth Oregon Duck to reach 3,000 career rushing yards in first half of Alamo Bowl
It took Travis Dye no time at all to further etch his name into Oregon’s history books Wednesday night.
The fourth-year running back took his first four carries in the Alamo Bowl against No. 16 Oklahoma and gained 45 yards. That fourth carry, up the middle for 6 tough yards, officially put him over 3,000 career rushing yards. In doing so, he joined just four other players in program history to reach the 3,000-yard threshold.
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The list he joins features a who’s who of Oregon greats: Royce Freeman, LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner, and Derek Loville. Entering Wednesday night’s game, Dye had 2,958 yards in his 47 appearances. For his career, he has averaged 5.9 yards per run.
This season, as the featured back, was Dye’s best. He went over 1,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns, three times as many scores as he had in his first three years.
Dye entered the Alamo Bowl game still undecided on whether to return for a fifth year with the program. The Ducks and Sooners are playing on ESPN.