Boise State tailback out for year with knee injury
BOISE, Idaho (AP)
Boise State coach Chris Petersen says running back Malcolm Johnson will miss the entire season after tearing an ACL during no-contact drills.
Johnson was having a strong fall camp and was poised to be the No. 3 running back for the Broncos, behind Doug Martin and D.J. Harper. Johnson, who returned to the team after being declared academically ineligible last year, also was expected to play a big role on special teams.
Petersen says the injury is the only significant injury setback as the No. 5 Broncos prepare for Saturday's season opener against No. 19 Georgia.
Petersen says it's disappointing because Johnson returned to campus in great shape and with a great attitude.
The loss could open the door for more playing time for freshman Jay Ajayi.