Boise State's Johnson quickly finds the spotlight
Boise State has found another star; a passing milestone at Ohio; injury updates at Notre Dame, Navy and UNLV and more in the non-BCS notes.
With a few lingering concerns about quarterback Jared Zabransky after a shaky 2005 season, the Broncos' offense needs another star. Johnson played the part on Sept. 7, rushing for 240 yards and five touchdowns as Boise State pounded Oregon State 42-14. Breaking tackles and dusting defensive backs, the sophomore tied a school record for single-game touchdowns and had the third-highest yardage total in school history.
The performance sparked some much-needed hype, as Johnson was named National Offensive Player of the Week honors. But Boise State inexplicably remained out of the Top 25, a sign that more heroism is needed to put the Broncos in the BCS consciousness.
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