PITTSBURGH — Garrett Sharder left Syracuse’s game against Notre Dame last week due to an injury, and it’s holding him out of the game against Pitt this week.
Carlos Del Rio-Wilson made the start for Syracuse, his first start of the season.
Del Rio-Wilson was originally a high four-star commit from Georgia that enrolled at Florida, but he transferred to Syracuse before the season.
In relief of Shrader last week against Notre Dame, Del Rio-Wilson completed 11-of-22 pass attempts for 190 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He’s played in four games this season, largely in clean-up duty, completing 14-of-27 pass attempts for 222 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
At 6-foot-2, 232 pounds, Del-Rio is tough to bring down, and while he hasn’t flashed a rushing ability at Syracuse yet, he will be more mobile than a banged-up Shrader.
Syracuse will lean heavily upon star running back Sean Tucker and top receiver Oronde Gadsden with Del Rio-Wilson in the game.