Oregon RB Royce Freeman to miss Las Vegas Bowl

The college career of Oregon senior running back Royce Freeman appears to have come to an end. Coach Mario Cristobal announced Thursday that Freeman will not play in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl, per Andrew Greif of the Oregonian.

Freeman finishes as Oregon’s career rushing leader with 5,621 yards, which is also second-most in Pac-12 history and 7 th in FBS history , with 1,475 yards this season to go with 16 touchdowns. His 60 rushing TDs and 64 total TDs are both school and Pac-12 records.

While Freeman got the bulk of Oregon’s carries, with 244 this season, senior Kani Benoit (80 carries for 573 yards and 10 TDs) and junior Tony Brooks-James (86 carries, 485 yards, 2 TDs) also got plenty of looks.

Freeman is still scheduled to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January, as is senior offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby. Crosby has not made a decision on whether he’ll play Saturday against Boise State.

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