USF running back Darrell Scott will travel with the team to Syracuse, but whether or not he plays Friday night will be a game-time decision.
Scott has been listed as day-to-day with a sprained wrist and post-concussion symptoms. Coach Skip Holtz said after practice Tuesday that the concussion was the biggest concern. Scott leads the team with 611 yards rushing and has split time with Demetris Murray this season. If Scott cannot play, Murray and Marcus Shaw would carry the load in the backfield. Shaw only has 16 carries for 25 yards this season.
“I think Marcus has more big-play ability than any of the three tailbacks we have, but the other two are just so solid, every-down backs for us we just haven’t felt comfortable enough to get them off the field,” Holtz said Tuesday. “But this will be a great opportunity for Marcus Shaw.”
The Bulls have one other player who has been dealing with post-concussion symptoms. Punt returner Terrence Mitchell has been out for over a month after sustaining a concussion against UTEP.