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K-State Football Film Room: How Avery Johnson Opens Up the Run Game For Others

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There was so much cool and different stuff from the offense on Saturday night that I’ve had a hard time choosing what to show y’all. Hopefully I can get to a few other plays, but I want to start with this Treshaun Ward run.

Inserting a dynamic runner like Avery Johnson into the backfield changes everything. His ability to hold defenders with the zone read opens up the running lanes Treshaun Ward hasn’t been able to find all season. Remember, at this level, one step is the difference between a tackle for loss or a touchdown (or in this case a first down).