A day after the Miami Hurricanes were handed their first loss of the season, a 41-14 drubbing at the hands of bitter rival Florida State, the team was dealt another big blow.
Star running back Duke Johnson, the Hurricanes’ biggest offensive threat, has been lost for the remainder of the season. He suffered a broken ankle in Tallahassee on Saturday night.
Source close to situation tells Miami Herald that #UM RB Duke Johnson has broken his ankle and is out for the season. Surgery next week.
— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 3, 2013
With his Hurricanes trailing 35-14, Johnson took a 4th-and-2 rush towards the line of scrimmage. He was stonewalled, piled on top of, and awkwardly twisted at the bottom.
Despite the loss to FSU, Miami remains in the driver’s seat for the ACC Coastal Division crown. Coach Al Golden’s squad takes on a talented but disappointing Virginia Tech team in Week 11. Expect Dallas Crawford and Eduardo Clement to take on the lion’s share of the carries with Johnson in recovery.