BOISE, Idaho Rushing for a career best 240 yards and five touchdowns in Boise State University’s 42-14 win over Oregon State University this past Thursday (Sept. 7), running back Ian Johnson has been selected this week’s Walter Camp Football Foundation National I-A Offensive Player of the Week.
A sophomore form San Dimas, California, Johnson averaged 10.9 yards on 22 carries with his long run 59 yards. His five scoring runs went for 59, 4, 3, 19 and 50 yards. He also caught one pass for 21 yards to finish the night with 261 all-purpose yards.
His 240 yards was third highest single game rushing effort in school history, while his five rushing touchdowns tied the school record originally set by Jon Helmandollar in 2004 against Louisiana Tech University.
Johnson’s 10.9 yards-per-carry average was 10th on Boise State’s all-time single game list, and his 261 all-purpose yards tied for ninth in school history.
Through two games of the 2006 season, Johnson is the nation’s second leading rusher averaging 164.5 yard per game. He is tied with one other player for the national lead in scoring with a 21.0 points-per-game average.
Ohio State University linebacker James Laurinaitis was named the national defensive player of the week following the Buckeyes 24-7 win over the University of Texas.