There was one starter on the field for the first kickoff returned for a touchdown – linebacker Victor Alexander – and two for the second – safety Tariq Carpenter and Alexander.
“I’ve always said this, and I made it really clear this week,” Johnson said. “Really crystal clear to everyone involved. The punt team and the kickoff team have priority over every other team out there. If you want to save a snap from somebody, you take ’em off offense or you take ’em off defense. You don’t take ’em off the kickoff team or the punt team, because that’s the best way I know to lose a game.”