North Dakota State left guard Zack Johnson was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week by the league office Monday, Nov. 18.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 317-pound sophomore from Apple Valley, Minn., had the best game of his career with 13 knockdowns and zero quarterback hurries or sacks allowed in North Dakota State's 35-17 win at Youngstown State. NDSU (10-0, 7-0 MVFC) won its third straight conference title.
Johnson keyed several big runs as the Bison averaged 6.7 yards per carry and had dual 100-yard rushers for the second time this season. Sam Ojuri rushed for 146 yards and John Crockett went for 120 while quarterback Brock Jensen passed for four touchdowns in his third 200-yard game of the season.
Johnson has made all 10 starts this year. North Dakota State closes the regular season hosting South Dakota (4-7, 3-4 MVFC) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.