Defenses can’t stop wild “Cowboy”


Can you believe it?

LeShon Johnson not only leads the nation in total rushing yards by an astronomical 54 yards per game, but has also moved to the No. 1 slot in all-purpose yards per game averaging an astounding 205.43.

Johnson made it perfectly clear to the public that the Heisman Trophy would be nice, but it isn’t something he focuses on week in and week out.

Well he may not be honing in on the possibilities, but the rest of the nation shouldn’t be ignoring the numbers that the “Cowboy” is posting.

Football News magazine isn’t. As of October 19th they had the “Cowboy” in sixth place.

The Huskie senior is the only back in the country with over 1,000 yards. As of this week he holds a 407-yard lead over Byron Morris of Texas Tech.

“LeShon could take the next two games off and still lead the country,” Jim Wright of the NCAA Statistics Service commented.

Not surprisingly, Johnson ranks No. 1 nationally in total carries with 205 and has the No. 1 (322 yards), No. 2 (238), No. 5 (226), and No. 6 (224) highest rushing totals for a single game.

“No one in the Big West will hold him under 200 yards,” said Pacific head coach Chuck Shelton. “The only team that did (Nevada) got beat 10,000-9,000.”