COLLEGE FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : USC : Johnson’s Vote Goes to George

Keyshawn Johnson, a start-of-the-season Heisman Trophy candidate, has thrown his support to Ohio State running back Eddie George.

“As far as I’m concerned, give it to him,” Johnson said.

“I mean, the guy had what, 400 yards [314]? And against one of the best defenses [Illinois] in the nation too. He’s separated himself from the pack, and he’s having a great year on an unbeaten team. I think I’m deserving too, but he should get it.

“I’d vote like this: Eddie George, Tommie Frazier, Darnell Autry, me and Danny Wuerffel.”



Coach John Robinson said key defensive players Izzy Ifeanyi and Jesse Davis, who left the Rose-Bowl clinching victory over Oregon State on Saturday because of hamstring pulls, “should be OK” for the game against UCLA.