Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman once again had an underwhelming game this time going for 62 yards on 12 carries during a 33-10 loss to No. 8 Washington State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium.
After gaining 460 yards during Oregon's first three games, Freeman has rushed for just 194 yards over his team's last three contests. That includes a 51-yard performance two weeks ago against California when he left the game in the first quarter after suffering a shoulder injury. Had he not gotten injured, Freeman easily could have gone over 200 yards considering that the Ducks rushed for 328 on the evening.freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister, who was making his first start.
The Ducks (4-2, 1-2 PAC-12) next play at No. 23 Stanford (4-2, 3-1). The Cardinal ranks ninth in the PAC-12 in rushing defense allowing 182 yards per game.
Freeman entered the season with 4,146 career rushing yards and needing 937 to break James' record of 5,082..
James' record: 5,082 yards.
Last week: Freeman rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries against the Cougars.
Previous games: Freeman rushed for 51 yards vs. Cal, 81 yards at ASU, 157 yards at Wyoming, 153 yards vs. Nebraska and 150 against Southern Utah.
2017 total: Freeman now has has rushed for 654 yards rushing in six games.
Career total: Freeman has 4,800 yards career rushing yards.
Freeman needs: He is 283 yards away from breaking James' record.
James' record: 53.
Last week: Freeman did not score against Washington State.
2017 total: Ten.
Career total: Freeman has 54 rushing touchdowns for his career.
Next up: The Ducks play at 8 p.m., Saturday at No. 23 Stanford.