Xavier Johnson can do it all.
As the running back room ran thin with TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams out because of injury, Ohio State wide receiver Xavier Johnson lined up in the backfield for the Buckeyes against Indiana. He took his first carry 71 yards for a touchdown.
Momma, there goes that man. Xavier Johnson to the house. pic.twitter.com/L2fBnS1SBu— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 12, 2022
Johnson broke four tackles on the run while picking up stellar blocks from Julian Fleming and Marvin Harrison Jr. as he weaved through the Indiana defense. Harrison, in particular, laid the boom on a Hoosier defensive back.
This block from Marvin Harrison Jr. >>> pic.twitter.com/3uOZGSqOeG— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 12, 2022
Boots on the ground reporters from Eleven Warriors captured a live look at Johnson – a former walk-on turned scholarship player in the program – after his long touchdown run.
Live look at Xavier Johnson. pic.twitter.com/LwAyLy4LfA— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 12, 2022
Johnson's touchdown was the longest run of the year for the Buckeyes and the third-longest scoring play of the season for Ohio State behind Julian Fleming's 79-yard score against Iowa and Jayden Ballard's 72-yard touchdown against Toledo.
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