Tulsa's undefeated season came to an end across the border as the Arkansas Razorbacks claimed a 30-23 victory over Tulsa in front of 70,021 yards at Razorback Stadium.
David Johnson threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores in the Golden Hurricane's first game in the Top 25 in 17 years.
David Johnson and Brennan Marion led an offensive attack that rolled up 791 yards in the record-breaking victory.
David Johnson threw for 434 yards and five touchdowns to help lead Tulsa to 77-35 blowout of UTEP.
Tulsa --A three-year letterwinner . . . has seen action in each of his three seasons after red-shirting in 2004 . . . has played in 18 career games . . . has career totals of 472 yards and two touchdowns on 41-of-63 passing for a completion percentage of .651 . . . completed 11-of-18 passes for 198 yards and two TDs in the spring game, while gaining 14 yards and one touchdown on the ground . . . in an earlier spring scrimmage, completed 19-of-30 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns . . . 2007 -- Played in eight games . . . completed 4-of-8 passes for 56 yards, and gained 10 yards on the ground . . . 2006 -- Played in five games . . . completed 9-of-14 passes for 180 yards and one TD . . . had a 64.3 completion percentage and 195.9 efficiency rating . . . threw for a season-high 80 yards and one TD on three completions vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . was named a Conference USA Academic Medalist award winner . . . 2005 -- Played in five games . . . completed 68-percent of his passes for 236 yards and one touchdown in a reserve role . . . saw his first collegiate action against Minnesota when Paul Smith went down with an injury . . . completed 20-of-30 passes for 172 yards and one TD in the season opener against Minnesota . . . was named a C-USA Academic Medalist award winner . . . 2004 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 2004 season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- A very intelligent player . . . strives to be a perfectionist . . . had a good spring . . . very dependable . . . possesses a strong arm . . . has a good understanding of the offense . . . provides leadership on and off the field.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Southridge High School . . . completed 110-of-181 passes for 1,640 yards and 15 touchdowns his senior season . . . also rushed for 375 yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . earned Team MVP honors as a senior . . . was named the Oregon Offensive Player of the Week once during his senior season . . . threw for 700 yards and seven touchdowns by completing 50-of-80 passes as a junior, while rushing for 150 yards and three touchdowns . . . was named one of the Northwest NIKE Camp Elite 11 players . . . also lettered three years in baseball . . . high school coach was Brad Mastrud.
Personal -- Favorite NFL player is Tom Brady. . . his favorite NFL team is the Seattle Seahawks . . .his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is golf . . . his favorite movie is Tin Cup . . . his favorite TV shows are "Entourage" and "Hell's Kitchen" . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be Kevin Costner's role in Tin Cup . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Acapulco, Mexico . . . his favorite book is the Bible . . . while growing up his favorite NFL players were quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee . . . has been named to the President's List in five semesters . . . earned Conference USA Academic Medalist honors for three straight years . . . parents are Mark and Debbie Johnson . . . majoring in exercise sports science and education.
Johnson's Career Statistics Passing G Comp Att Yds Int TD Pct Ypg Long 2004 Red-shirt 2005 (Fr) 5 28 41 236 1 1 68.3 47.2 40 2006 (So) 5 9 14 180 0 1 64.3 36.0 59 2007 (Jr) 8 4 8 56 0 0 50.0 7.0 36 Totals 18 41 63 472 1 2 65.1 26.2 59
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