By Chadd Cripe
Boise State tailback Ian Johnson opened last season with a routine 89 yards and two touchdowns against Sacramento State, then complained about the little mistakes he made.
He eliminated the mistakes the next week with a 240-yard, five-touchdown performance against Oregon State.
Could the recipe for success be the same this year? Possibly.
Johnson rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns last week against Weber State, then complained that he wasn’t yet in game shape. He also talked today about the little mistakes the Broncos need to clean up in their running game this week for Saturday’s matchup at Washington.
“There’s a lot of things that need to be cleaned up and we should have them all pretty much worked out by the time we get to the field on Saturday,” Johnson said.
Johnson’s friends on the offensive line will face a stiff challenge from the Washington defensive line, which might be the Huskies’ biggest strength anywhere on the team. The Huskies held Syracuse to 8 rushing yards.
“Those are some huge boys, and they don’t like to move very much — they like to get in the way,” Johnson said. “When it comes down to it, I trust my O-line to get the job done. It’s going to be a battle, but our big uglies should beat their big uglies.”