Oregon State signed a rather unheralded RB this offseason - the #80 ranked player out of Texas, a small 5'6 180lbs player who was an absolute monster in highschool, rushing 1,016 times for 7,760 yards and 121 TDs.
He came in and has made an immediate impact.
2008 stats - 167 ATT, 812 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 9 TD, 19 REC, 176 YDS
He had a stretch of 4 straight 100+ yards games, bookended by 99 and 94 yard efforts. Against USC he rushed 37 times for 186 times and 2 TDs.
The kid is a beast and with this tough Oregon State line, looks poised to absolutely dominate us. His vision, cutback ability, and break tackle skill are all things we wish Nance had. We need to figure out how to stop the run, bottom line. I wouldn't be surprised to see Rodgers topping 150 yards against us on Saturday.