2008 New Mexico Bowl – Gartrell Johnson Gets 375 Total Yards, Leads Colorado State Past Fresno State

Gartrell Johnson may need to consider when he has had a superior day after his exhibition for Colorado State against Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl.

The 6-foot, 227-pound, senior running back accumulated a vocation high 285 yards surging on 27 conveys for a 10.5 normal for every convey, got 5 passes for 90 yards, and scored 2 scores, the keep going one on a 77-yard burst with 1:46 excess to seal a 40-35 rebound triumph for the Rams over the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday (12-20-08).

Fresno State drove 28-20 after the third quarter yet couldn’t stop 3 back to back Ram TDs in definite quarter, putting Colorado State on top at 40-28. The Bulldogs, who played without 2 starters on offense and 4 on guard, didn’t stop. They figured out how to get inside 40-35 with 55 seconds to go yet couldn’t recuperate the resulting onside kick.

Fresno State’s Anthony Harding scrambled for 120 yards and 2 scores, and colleague Lonyae Miller added another 113 yards hurrying and 2 more TDs, however the day truly had a place with Johnson.

He will go down in the record books with a Football Bowl Subdivision (the NCAA’s new, extravagant, คาสิโนฝาก wallet pointless name for Division 1-A groups) documentation for the most consolidated yards surging and getting in a postseason game. His 285 yards hurrying additionally positions as the second most in Colorado State football history.

It was proverbial that Gartrell Johnson was named the game’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and huge that the bowl triumph was Colorado State’s first since 2001.

“He is a physical back,” said Colorado State mentor Steve Fairchild. In spite of his astounding presentation, Ram partners figured out how to razz Johnson since he was twice gotten from behind, when a 57-yard run in the first quarter and a second time on a 57-yard gathering in the second quarter. After his 77-yard hurry in the fourth quarter to seal the triumph, Johnson had a chance to give back in kind.

While the activity was extreme and the game was close now and again, the Colorado State players had a great time too. It was an ideal closure of the Rams’ season.

The two groups completed the season at 7-6.

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