There was a frightening moment last night during No. 18 South Florida’s 52-24 win over UTEP, when Bulls wide receiver Terrence Mitchell (pictured, No. 4) was involved in a head-on collision on a fake punt early in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell, a sophomore, laid motionless on the ground for several minutes before eventually being carted off the field and taken to a local hospital. Fortunately, USF coach Skip Holtz said after the game that Mitchell was responsive and talking, and had feeling and motion in his extremities.
Doctors are taking concussion precautions with Mitchell, but it appears overall that he’s going to be okay, which is great news anytime someone is carted off the field.
“We’re very grateful that the injury was not as severe as it appeared it was on the field, and that he’s responding really positively right now,” Holtz said. “We’ll keep him in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this that he’ll continue to make a fast recovery.”