By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 24th, 2014 at 12:10 am EST
Thursday night was all about Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson. The running back rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 30-6 win over Virginia Tech.
This is Johnson’s 11th career 100 rushing yards, or more game. He is now tied with James Jackson, who also had 11 in his career from 1997 through 2000.
The junior is now two away from tying Ottis Anderson, who had 13 in his collegiate career from 1975 through 1978. Both Clinton Portis and Edgerrin James have the record with 14 while they were in college.
Johnson has four straight games of a 100 or more yards. Yet this is his first 200 yard game with the career-high 249 yards.
In the first game of this streak, he had 155 yards against Duke on September 27th. Then, he had 100 yards against Georgia Tech, before having 162 yards against Cincinnati on October 11th.
He had three 100 yard rushing games last season with the last being on October 26th, 2013 against Wake Forest with 168 yards. He also had a 184 yards against Georgia Tech and 186 yards against Florida Atlantic in the season opener.
As a freshman, he had four 100 yard rushing games. He had 135 against Boston College in the season opener, then had 100 yards against Virginia Tech on November 1st, 2012. Against Virginia on November 10th, he had a 150 yards, then ended the season with a 176 yards against Duke on November 24th.
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