The Arizona St. Sun Devils practiced without running back Cameron Marshall (ankle) on Tuesday, according to Craig Grialou of Sports 720 KTAR. The Sun Devils are scheduled to play the Washington St. Cougars on the road this weekend.
ASU head coach Dennis Erickson doesn't appear too worried about Marshall's status for the game, stating, "We need him (Marshall) on Saturday, not Tuesday." Tuesday's time off should give Marshall the chance to rest up after two straight weeks of play.
Marshall has topped 100 rushing yards in each of the two games since ASU's bye week, rushing for 117 yards and three touchdowns against Colorado and 168 yards and one touchdown against UCLA. Marshall posted season-best rushing averages of 7.6 yards per carry (against Colorado) and 6.2 yards per carry (against UCLA).
Should he miss more time this week, Marshall's absence could hurt the Sun Devils offense as the team attempts to claim its second road win of the season. For now, Marshall's absence on the field during Tuesday's practice seems to be nothing more than a means to rest up the junior running back.