Travis Dye, a USC running back, was carried off the field in the second quarter of the Trojans’ game against Colorado on Friday night due to a left leg injury.
At the 2:44 mark of the second quarter, as many Colorado players attempted to knock down Dye, the Oregon transfer, Dye was hurt when his leg got caught under him. Dye snatched his left leg the instant he fell.
Before Dye’s leg was put into an air cast and he was carried into the tunnel, the whole USC team vacated the sidelines to encourage its teammate.
This year, the Trojan running back has excelled for a resurgent USC squad. He had 858 yards on 136 carries and nine touchdowns going into the game on Friday, good for second in the Pac-12. The senior played for Riley and the Trojans this season after spending the first four years of his collegiate career at Oregon.
Throughout the entire season, Travis Dye has been one of the loudest voices in the Trojans’ locker room, delivering a brand-new pregame speech every week to motivate the players. However, the Coliseum audience was hushed as he lay on the grass, holding his left leg, during Friday’s second quarter. He was loaded onto an injury cart as the USC sideline emptied, and the crowd erupted as the cart rolled up the field.