Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman returned to his 100-yard rushing ways on Saturday with 143 on 18 carries during a 49-7 loss at No. 22 Stanford.
It was Freeman's first 100-yard game since he began the season with three straight such performances before going for 81, 51 and 62 over the following three games.
Oregon (4-3, 1-3) ranks third in the conference and 18th in the nation in rushing with 244.3 yards per game. Freeman ranks third in the conference and ninth in the nation with 797 rushing yards.
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 143 yards on 18 carries at Stanford.
2017 total: Freeman now has has rushed for 797 yards rushing in six games.
Career total: Freeman has 4,943 yards career rushing yards.
Freeman needs: He is 140 yards away from breaking James' record.
Previous games: Freeman rushed for 62 against Washington State, 51 yards vs. Cal, 81 yards at ASU, 157 yards at Wyoming, 153 yards vs. Nebraska and 150 against Southern Utah.
James' previous record: 53.
Freeman's record: Freeman has 54 rushing touchdowns for his career.
Last week: Freeman did not score at Stanford.
2017 total: Ten.
Next up: The Ducks play at 1 p.m., Saturday at UCLA.