News:Shadrach Thornton ran 12 times for 39 yards, and caught five passes for 41 yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis:Shadrach Thornton had topped 100 yards in his previous three outings, but found little room to run in Nashville. The freshman closes 2012 with 694 yards, but will compete with a re-energized Tony Creecy for carries in 2013 under new coach Dave Doeren.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran 21 times for 114 yards and a touchdown at Clemson on Saturday.
Analysis: He added 53 yards receiving on four catches, and is clearly the team's best rusher. He'll look for his third consecutive 100+ yard performance against Boston College next Saturday.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran 27 times for 110 yards Saturday against Wake Forest.
Analysis: The 'Pack hadn't rushed for more than 67 yards as a team in their previous four contests, which saw Shadrach Thornton total just 28 carries. He's earned himself more touches this week against Clemson, but it's anyone's guess whether he'll actually receive them.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran six times for 21 yards Saturday at Maryland.
Analysis:Shadrach Thornton has managed just 50 yards in his last two outings, and caught just one pass in Week 8. The talent remains, but his opportunities don't, making Thornton nothing more than a dynasty league target.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran 11 times for 29 yards Saturday against Florida State, adding 48 yards and a touchdown on four receptions.
Analysis: He's in a clear split backfield with Tony Creecy (14 carries, 34 yards) and can only be used in ACC heavy leagues, barring injury to Creecy.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran 17 times for 87 yards Saturday at Miami.
Analysis:Shadrach Thornton was benched early following a fumble, but returned and didn't miss a beat. He's earned a role here, and is a nice dynasty snag moving forward.