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Coming off the bench, QB Jaden Johnson stayed ready and led Missouri State to a title

Bobby Petrino could tell that Jaden Johnson was hurting sitting on the bench.

Being the competitor he is, he wanted to compete.

The redshirt-freshman quarterback had the Bears in a position to win two of the three games in the fall only to come up on the losing end with mistakes of his own plaguing throughout. Without those errors, MSU probably would have gone 2-1 in the fall instead of 0-3.

Johnson got a taste of victory in the spring opener against Western Illinois when he led his team from behind with a touchdown pass with just under four minutes remaining but his heroics didn't last long.