Late in the third quarter of the Oregon-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl, Ducks RB Travis Dye had gained 17 rushing yards.
That would not seem to be worthy of notice or a story …
… until you realize he had scored 4 touchdowns as Oregon overcame a 14-0 deficit to take a 27-17 lead over the Bruins.
Travis Dye: 8 carries, 17 yards, 4 TDs #Ducks https://t.co/gZsq4WdSWq pic.twitter.com/s2wpBokmgW
— ✯✯✯✯✯ (@FTBVids_YT) October 23, 2021
Dye scored twice in the second quarter — runs of 1 and 4 yards. He added another pair of TDs in the third quarter, those on runs of 1 and 5 yards.
Oh, the 4 touchdowns? They are an NCAA record because they were on consecutive carries. That is correct, Dye accounted for 24 points on 4 consecutive carries.
He didn’t make it 5 as his next carry was a 3-yard run.
ORE 14, UCLA 14 (Q2, 2:49)#GoDucks | @Babydye23 pic.twitter.com/5yFZ8w4xgG
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) October 23, 2021
The previous mark was 3 by Howard Griffith of Illinois.