Last Thursday without Love, the Cardinal barely squeaked by on the road against Oregon State, of all teams, winning 15-14. And it took a last-ditch effort to get the job done. It just goes to show how much value Love adds to the offense, which managed a total of 81 yards on the ground without him, averaging three yards per carry. Love is the most explosive running back in the nation this year. He’a averaging 10.3 yards per carry and has already gained 1,387 yards and 11 touchdowns in just seven games.