Maryland tailback Da’Rel Scott is among 45 running backs on the Doak Walker Award watch list.
And so are five guys the Terrapins will come across during the regular season:
Jahvid Best, California
Jamelle Eugene, N.C. State
Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
C.J. Spiller, Clemson
Phillip Tanner, Middle Tennessee
That group doesn’t even include North Carolina’s Shaun Draughn and Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer. In all, half of the ACC’s starting running backs made the cut.
Scott, by the way, is seeking to become the first Maryland running back in nearly 30 years to crack the 1,000-yard plateau in back-to-back seasons and only the second in school history (along with Charlie Wycocki) to pull off the feat.