Minneapolis - Minnesotas 6-foot-3 wide receiver Ron Johnson was on the cover of the game program in MSUs 28-19 loss to Minnesota in the Metrodome.
Maybe his smaller teammates Marion Barber III and Tellis Redmon should have been.
Granted, Johnson had four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown, was a preseason All-American and is the schools all-time leader in receptions with 176.
But in Saturdays win over MSU, Johnson took the backseat to 5-foot-11 Barber and 6-foot Redmon, who both had late fourth quarter touchdown runs to regain the lead and seal a much-needed conference victory.
Barber had 158 yards on 15 carries and Redmon had 134 yards on 22 carries.
Substituting both running backs made a difference, especially late in the game, Redmon said.
The mixing up of Marion and I was good because it was the small things that made the difference, Redmon said.