After missing the last half of November because of injury, Byron Marshall should be a healthy go for Oregon’s postseason matchup with Texas.
Running backs coach Gary Campbell said Sunday that Marshall would be first on the field “if we were to start a game and come back tomorrow.” Marshall has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury early on in the Nov. 23 loss to Arizona.
Despite the missed playing time, Marshall leads the Ducks with 995 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.
The news is not all good on the backfield front for the Ducks, however.
Campbell confirmed that true freshman and five-star 2013 recruit Thomas Tyner suffered a hamstring injury at some point between the regular-season finale and, well, now. While Tyner is expected to be healed in time for the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl matchup with the Longhorns, his status two weeks ahead of that game remains uncertain.
Tyner is currently second behind Marshall in rushing yards with 689, and is tied with starting quarterback Marcus Mariota with nine rushing touchdowns.