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Duke Johnson has splashy debut for Miami

Associated Press Modified: September 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm •  Published: September 3, 2012

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Last season, only three major-college players had two touchdown runs exceeding 50 yards in the same game.

Miami's Duke Johnson did that in just three quarters of his college debut.

A 54-yard run for a score in the second quarter, followed by a 56-yard sprint for another in the third ensured that Johnson's debut would be a winner, the Hurricanes beating Boston College 41-32.

He finished with 135 yards on just seven carries. He was the first Miami player since Frank Gore in 2001 to rush for at least 100 yards on less than 10 carries. And he even got noticed by LeBron James, who tweeted to rave about Johnson's effort.

The Hurricanes visit No. 22 Kansas State this weekend. Wildcats coach Bill Snyder says Johnson is a "dynamic" player.


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