"It's just the way the game goes sometimes," Broussard said. "It's not play-calling, it's just how the game goes and the flow of how things are going."
Broussard said the running game has other critical assignments when pass plays are called. He sees the group's carries as but one piece in the overall job of running and pass-blocking.
"If we have to pass-block 50 times, then we've got to do our job and pass-block 50 times," Broussard said. "If we've got to run the ball, it's just how the game goes sometimes. You can't worry about that."
The rushing attack has been a two-man show with sophomores Dwight Tardy — who averaged nearly 100 yards his first three games —and Chris Ivory. Ivory sat out Tuesday's practice with a slight concussion, and his status for Saturday's game at Oregon is day-to-day, according to Broussard.
At receiver, the health status of Brandon Gibson (heel) and Charles Dillon (shoulder) is up in the air for this weekend as well. Dillon did participate in practice Tuesday, however, donning a yellow no-contact jersey. Gibson remained in his protective boot, but watched the entire practice.
If Dillon and Gibson are unable to play on Saturday, freshman Jeshua Anderson — who had a couple key catches against Arizona State — and junior Benny Ward will likely start against the Ducks. Anderson had a big practice on Tuesday, hauling in a long pass from Alex Brink and two from backup QB Gary Rogers. Freshman Daniel Blackledge also figures in the mix.