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    Top 25 Moments of 2012-13 - No. 3
    Johnson rushes for 215 yards on a rain-soaked evening in Nacogdoches.
    Johnson rushes for 215 yards on a rain-soaked evening in Nacogdoches.

    Aug. 1, 2013

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.

    No. 3

    There is no way we could have done a top-25 list and not included sophomore running back Gus Johnson's performance against Central Arkansas. It was not only one of the top moments of the school year, but it was one of top individual performances in the nation last season.

    Despite facing a nationally ranked foe in Central Arkansas, the game was played in a constant downpour throughout the evening. The weather conditions forced SFA from its air raid offense to rely more on the run, and Johnson took advantage of the opportunity.

    The Gilmer, Texas native, rushed for a then career-high 215 yards rushing, and four touchdowns on 32 carries. Behind Johnson's dominating performance SFA went on to upset the Bears, 42-37, handing UCA its only Southland loss of the season.

    The 'Jacks rolled up 467 yards of total offense against the Southland Conference leaders, nearly half of which came from Johnson. As a team, the Bears were only able to record two more yards of total offense than Johnson on the night.

    Johnson's performance on the field was the sixth-best individual rushing performance in school history. It was also the most rushing yards recorded by a Lumberjack since Derrick Blaylock carried the ball for 218 yards against A&M Commerce in 2000.

    For his efforts, Johnson was named the SLC Offensive Player of the Week, and a College Sporting News National Weekly All-Star. A 2012 first-team All-SLC selection, Johnson closed out the season by setting a new career high in rushing yards against Northwestern State, posting 226 yards on 33 carries.

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    No. 4 - Louw becomes second SFA athlete in school history to compete at Olympics
    No. 5 - Walton adores Stephen F. Austin basketball on ESPN2 at the NIT
    No. 6 - Lumberjacks win third-ever SLC men's all-sports trophy
    No. 7 - Cross Country/Track and Field wins Southland triple crown

    No. 8 - Football keeps the Chief for a fourth-straight season
    No. 9 - Men's indoor track and field rallies in final three events to win SLC crown
    No. 10 - Randi Plentl/Danielle Burchett make late race passes to lock up SLC title
    No. 11 - Lumberjacks snap Sooners 36-game non-conference home winning streak
    No. 12 - Mitchell McLeroy fires seven-under 65 at Crown Classic
    No. 13 - Chase Greening's near no-hitter against McNeese State
    No. 14 - Track and Field Coach Phil Olson Sweeps SLC Coach of the Year Honors
    No. 15 - Cordell Roberson has record-setting day against rivals
    No. 16 - Ladyjack soccer sets single-season record with 17 wins
    No. 17 - Track and field sends program record nine athletes to NCAA Championship meets
    No. 18 - Lumberjack baseball plays under lights for first time since 1995, Greening K's 17
    No. 19 - Men's hoops holds McNeese St. to nine first-half points

    No. 20 - Ladyjacks win critical double-overtime battle at Southeastern Louisiana
    No. 21 - Bowling Finishes Season Ranked No. 9 In The Nation
    No. 22 - Volleyball Takes Down Indiana For First-Ever Big 10 Victory
    No. 23 - Ladyjack Golf Fires Record Round At Onion Creek
    No. 24 - Softball Defeats Nationally Ranked North Carolina
    No. 25 - Ladyjack Tennis Rallies To Beat Nationally Ranked Foe

    -SFA-

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