Ace catapults johnson to milwaukee lead
By Bob McManus – 7:39 am, August 17, 2010
Two teams of catapults each propelled Arizona State running back John Johnson to another Big Ten regular season record, finishing No. 1 among FBS backs with an all-purpose yards average of 1,038, trailing only Northwestern’s Chris Johnson (1,080).
The Golden Bears broke Wisconsin’s previous season mark of 1,080, set in 2008. Johnson, who was the No. 2 rusher in the nation in 2008, rushed for 495 yards and 10 touchdowns last fall, the most yards and scores by a Cardinal all-purpose back since Bobby Brown ran for 497 against Purdue in 1987.
This time, Johnson tied a Big Ten record with 3,973 yards and eight scores on the gr우리카지노ound, matching a Big Ten record by reaching the 10,000-yard mark.
Johnson ran for a career-best 18 touchdowns and set an OSU single-season school single-season mark with an average of 14.3 yards per carry. Johnson led the Cardinal to 11 straight Big Ten wins from 2007-09 and 10 straight Big Ten starts, including three Big Ten title games.
Johnson, a fifth-year senior from Los Angeles, won his second consecutive Big 카지노 사이트Ten rushing title, surpassing the OSU mark with 11,027 yards, and tying the school record set by Jim Thorpe (2,984 in 1979). OSU is the only team in Pac-10 history to run for a 10,000-yard season.
“We had our moments, I thought we had some momentum and I think we went out there and we were a little shaky, but as the day went on we started finding our form and getting the tempo back and getting better at the end of the day,” Johnson said. “It was really exciting to run for another record. I just have an expectation of playing in the biggest games and being ready every wee우리카지노k to run for a Pac-10 championship.”
OSU outscored Wisconsin 24-7 in fourth-quarter scoring, breaking its previous Big Ten single-game record for scoring in a quarter with 28 points, breaking the previous mark of 15 set in the 1987 campaign by Ohio State against Michigan.
At 8:48 p.m. ET, Johnson reached the record for a career, breaking the school record for most all-purpose yards, which belonged to Walter White, who averaged 758.5 yards for the 1989 Orang