Canes’ Duke Johnson Needs Some Run Support

Miami running back Duke Johnson is one of the nation’s best. The topic isn’t even up for debate.

Ten touchdowns and 947 yards on the ground last season—a UM freshman record—Johnson exploded for two monster scores at Boston College in the 2012 opener and immediately became a household name.

As a result, the sophomore earned his place on four preseason watch lists and solidified himself as the heartbeat of the Hurricanes offense.

Four games into 2013, Johnson has proven that last season was no fluke. A 186-yard performance against Florida Atlantic led the nation. A week later, some clutch runs against No. 12 Florida helped Miami pull off the upset of a hated Sunshine State rival.

Since then, Johnson has been limited in his play due to lesser competition, but with Atlantic Coast Conference play kicking off this weekend against Georgia Tech, everything is setting up to again run through No. 8. …

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