Rumblin’ and fumblin’
The Ducks scored at least 40 points seven times last season, and they topped 30 in three other games. James, who finished with 1,546 rushing yards in his freshman season, actually had a better yards-per-carry average (6.72) than did Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram (6.12). Oregon also returns its entire starting offensive line from last year. The one problem for the Ducks was that they tended to shoot themselves in their own webbed feet. Oregon lost 16 fumbles last year. Only one team in the 120-school Football Bowl Subdivision, Troy, gave away more.