Reyes will not play against Temple

Walter Reyes will miss Saturday's game against Temple, Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni said.<br><br>"Walter will not play this week," Pasqualoni said at the start of his weekly press conference. "Walter's out. We would be cautiously optimistic for the BC game."

Reyes, the team's leading rusher with 800 yards, suffered a torn muscle in his right shoulder early in the third quarter of Syracuse's 38-31 the win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The injury likely ended Reyes' attempt to become the first player in Syracuse University history to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons as well as seriously damaged the Orange's running game.

"We just want him to be 100 percent. That's all," Pasqualoni said. "In this game, you put the next guy in and you move on. You don't dwell on injuries, nor do you use them as excuses. We have to be ready to go to Philadelphia and play and we've got good backs. We've got guys who have got to step up. That's all part of the game. I don't think you can sit around and say, 'Oh, geez, Walter can't play.' You have to move on."

Junior Damien Rhodes moved on and finished with 103 yards on 23 carries, 81 coming after the half. He also accounted for all 25 yards on the winning drive in the second overtime, scoring on a 2-yard run. Rhodes figures to get the majority of the carries Saturday.

"I do know that Damien Rhodes will play more," Pasqualoni said. "The other guys will be available to go in, but exactly what that rotation and number of reps will be, I have no idea."

Diamond Ferri, co-Big East defensive player of the week after his 12-tackles against Pitt, would be considered in certain running situations but has not yet practiced at the tailback position this year. Ferri was a tailback in high school before moving to safety last year.

Barber Will Start

Pasqualoni said Collin Barber would do the place-kicking against Temple. Barber lost the starting job for one game after missing three field goals at West Virginia, but his 27-yarder with 71 seconds left in regulation against Pitt tied the score at 24 and forced overtime.

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