Marshall, a sophomore from San Jose, California, rushed for 995 yards and 14 touchdowns on 155 attempts and caught 11 passes for 155 yards.
Marshall was injured in the Ducks’ 42-16 loss to the Arizona Wildcats on November 23. The ankle injury kept him out of the Ducks’ thrilling 36-35 victory over the rival Oregon State Beavers on November 29.
With the explosive De’Anthony Thomas banged up for a lot of the season, freshman Thomas Tyner took over a large portion of the workload, rushing for a season-high 140 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against the Beavers.
However, on Monday, the Ducks revealed Tyner has a hamstring injury.
“Thomas is hurt,’’ Ducks’ assistant coach Gary Campbell told Jason Quick of Oregon Live. “And if we were to start a game and come back tomorrow, I would say Byron Marshall would be the starting tailback.’’
Campbell believes the time off should give Marshall the time he needs to heal, saying ”it has helped him tremendously.”