Taking control early, Auburn used the hard running of Johnson to wear down the Warhawks early as he ran the ball 24 times for 146 yards and scored two touchdowns as part of a 410-yard attack by the Tigers on the ground.
"It was great," Johnson said of his day and the win. "But the main goal is we've got to win SEC games. We've got five straight or something like that coming up, so if I can put up those kinds of performances in those games to get us to Atlanta then that's the goal."
Saying he feels better physically this season despite the heavier work load, Johnson has shown that with the way he's running the football. That has especially been the case since the second half of the LSU game when he's become a bruising back for the Tigers. Johnson said there's one simple answer why he's just cutting it loose right now.
"It was just wanting to win," Johnson said. "I got tired of losing close games. I got tired of losing in general. I've lost more games my first two years here than I did in high school alone. I just got tired of losing and had to do my part to influence the wins for us."