Duke Johnson Explodes for 184 Rushing Yards vs. Georgia Tech
Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson had what can only be described as a jaw-dropping performance on his way to 184 yards as his team destroyed the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets on Saturday to the tune of 45-30.
Johnson was responsible for 184 of the team's 227 total rushing yards but failed to score. He added one catch for 27 yards and stunning 8.4 yards-per-carry average as he only rushed 22 times.
While Johnson did not reach pay dirt, the team didn't need him to with starting quarterback Stephen Morris throwing for two scores and backup running back Dallas Crawford scoring twice on just five carries.
Add in an interception returned for a touchdown and Miami needed Morris to move the chains, not necessarily score.
It is important to note Johnson has only rushed for over 100 yards one other time this year when he exploded for 186 against Florida Atlantic in the opener. This season he appears to be a boom-or-bust type player, but that won't stop his numbers from being eye-popping when it is all said and done.
Johnson continues to excel as one of the nation's elite backs after rushing for 947 yards and 10 scores a season ago. He's on pace to shatter the amount of carries he saw last year, which should translate to even better production at this pace.
While Johnson is already likely turning heads at the professional level, he and the NFL will have to wait as Johnson much complete next season as well before he is allowed to declare.
Johnson torching defenses with ease as a member of the Hurricanes is far from over.
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