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Nine Pac-12 running backs make Doak Walker Award preseason watch list

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One thing the Pac-12 has proven to be pretty stable at producing is capable running backs, as you’ll see at least half the teams in the conference finish in the top 25 of college football’s rushing attacks.

This year the field is particulary stacked in this conference. The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in the nation.

Arizona State Sun Devils running backs Kalen Ballage and Demario Richard: ASU could have a surprisingly effective rushing game come next season.

Oregon State Beavers running back Ryan Nall: Nall was a huge part of Oregon State’s second half revitalization in 2016.

USC Trojans running back Ronald Jones II: Jones proved to be the most spectacular back in college football.

Colorado Buffaloes running back Phillip Lindsay: Lindsay never gets mentioned, but he has become the most versatile run threat in the conference.

Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love: Expect Love to provide a jolt of speed to the Stanford attack.

Washington State Cougars running back Jamal Morrow: Washington State isn’t known for their running, but Morrow has been the best Air Raid back for the Cougs.

Utah Utes running back Armand Shyne: Utah loves to run, and Shyne is going to get plenty of touches.

California Golden Bears running back Tre Watson: With Cal breaking in a new quarterback, expect the Bears to go run-first.

Washington Huskies running back Myles Gaskin: Gaskin is the big name threat for Washington.