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Stanford Running Back Bryce Love Out Against Oregon State

Stanford's star running back Bryce Love will not play against Oregon State Thursday.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Stanford running back and Heisman Trophy hopeful Bryce Love won't play against Oregon State on Thursday night.

Love, the nation's top running back with an average of 198.1 yards rushing per game, tweaked an ankle against Oregon on Oct. 14. The No. 20 Cardinal announced that Love would sit out about 90 minutes before game time in Corvallis.

A midseason AP All-American, Love has run for 1,387 total yards this season and is averaging 10.27 yards per carry - both also national bests.

Love ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's 49-7 victory at home over the Ducks. A few days later, Stanford formally launched his Heisman campaign with the hashtag HeismanLove.