BOISE, Idaho Following his 183 yard rushing performance in Boise State University’s 42-26 win at the University of Idaho this past Saturday (Oct. 21), Bronco running back Ian Johnson has been named the Western Athletic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.
A sophomore from San Dimas, Calif., (Damien HS), Johnson carried the ball 27 times for an average of 6.8 yards-per-carry and scored four touchdowns to bring his season total for rushing touchdowns to a nation leading 18. Johnson’s touchdown runs went for eight, 18, four and 12 yards.
The award marks the third time this season Johnson has won the league’s weekly honor. Johnson was also named player of the week following Boise State’s 42-14 win over Oregon State University, and its 41-34 win over the University of Hawai’i.
Johnson leads the nation in scoring averaging 13.50 points per game. He is fifth in rushing with a 147.63 yards-per-game average, and ninth in all-purpose yards averaging 151.50 per-game.
His 183 yards against the Vandals brings Johnson’s season rushing total to 1,181 - the sixth best single season rushing average in school history. His 18 touchdowns is second on the all-time single season list.
Brock Forsey holds the single season rushing record with 1,611 yards, and the single season rushing touchdown mark with 26.
The Broncos are off this weekend, before they host Fresno State in a ESPN2 game at Bronco Stadium on Nov. 1 (Wednesday).