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2009 Oregon Ducks Preview: Running Backs

Article By on 15th July, 2009

... of college football. Averaging 280 yards per game, it was second only to Navy nationally. 

2008 was the third straight season that the Ducks led the Pac-10 in rushing, and with coach Chip Kelly's commitment to a powerful rushing attack, don't be surprised if Oregon's running game is once again the head of the class.

While Jeremiah Johnson and his team-leading 1,201 yards rushing (7.1 avg) are off to the NFL, Oregon does return a 1,000-yard rusher in LeGarrette Blount. 

Johnson and Blount were America's most powerful one-two punch last season, constantly banging defenses into submission while combining for 30 rushing touchdowns. 

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