News:Marcus Shaw ran for a season-high 60 yards Friday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: The 5-9 junior has taken a larger role in the offense in the last three weeks with at least 10 carries. He seems likely to be the lead back in 2013.
News:Marcus Shaw had a team-high 11 carries for 34 yards Saturday against UConn. He added three receptions for seven yards.
Analysis:Marcus Shaw was a big name for the Bulls coming into the season, but an ankle injury curtailed his production. With Lindsey Lamar out for the season, Shaw is getting more playing time.
News:Marcus Shaw may slide into Lindsey Lamar's (clavicle) role in the Bull offense.
Analysis:Marcus Shaw was a big name in preseason, but has been limited by an ankle injury. He missed two games and had one carry in two others. The junior has four carries in each of the last three games and may double that number against Connecticut on Saturday.
News:Marcus Shaw had four carries for 17 yards and a reception for 18 yards in USF's loss to Temple on Saturday.
Analysis:Marcus Shaw had been extremely limited in the previous four games with an ankle injury and only recorded two carries. He brings another flavor to the Bull offense and may continue to get carries in a crowded backfield with Demetris Murray and Lindsey Lamar.
News: USF running back Darrell Scott is listed as day-to-day due to a wrist injury in addition to dealing with some post-concussion symptoms. As a result the junior could miss Friday's game at Syracuse.
Analysis:Demetris Murray would stand to be the starter if Scott can't go, and Marcus Shaw would also figure into the game plan.
News: While running back Marcus Shaw had a good afternoon in USF's scrimmage on Saturday, taking the first step towards earning the third spot on the depth chart, he's not the only option. One possibility for USF: moving either Joel Miller or Lindsey Lamar from receiver to running back.
Analysis: Lamar would be an interesting possibility given his speed, and the fact that both have prior experience at the position should help matters should USF make a move.
News: In a scrimmage that head coach Skip Holtz said he would use in a fashion similar to an NFL preseason game, USF running back Marcus Shaw took full advantage of the opportunity. Shaw rushed for 51 yards on 13 carries, making the best statement of the backs aiming to be third on the depth chart.
Analysis: The top two lines on the depth chart are pretty much decided, with Darrell Scott and Demetris Murray in some order, but who provides further depth remains to be seen. Good start for Shaw.