Running back Shontrelle Johnson #21 of the Iowa State Cyclones rushes up the field during the second quarter in front of defensive back Javon Harris #30 of the Oklahoma Sooners on November 3, 2012 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.
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AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson will miss the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 against Tulsa with a knee injury.
Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads says Johnson injured his right knee making a cut during practice on Saturday. Rhoads says Johnson will likely have surgery in January.
Johnson started six games this season. He leads Iowa State (6-6) with 504 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.
Iowa State will likely start James White, who rushed for 469 yards on 5.3 yards per carry, against Tulsa (10-3). Johnson's injury could also open up more playing time for backup Jeff Woody.
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