Iowa State Cyclones running back Shontrelle Johnson to miss Liberty Bowl against TU Golden Hurricane

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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