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Foster and Davis in '03

DeShaun Foster started at running back for the Panthers on Saturday night, but the first running back off the bench was Nick Goings, not rookie Eric Shelton. In fact, Shelton didn't get into the game until the second half -- after Rod Smart took his turn with the offense.

Smart was Carolina's most effective back Saturday night, carrying five times for 38 yards. Goings had two carries for only 3 yards. Shelton received the most work of any Carolina back but was held to 20 yards on 10 carries. It's clear that Panthers offensive coordinator Dan Henning is still pretty high on Goings, who rushed for five 100-yard games in the team's final six games last...

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