For some reason, I didn’t see where this showed up on our website:
North Texas is waiting to see if it will be without one of its top offensive players on Thursday when it takes on Rice in a key Conference USA game.
Running back Reggie Pegram injured his knee late in UNT’s 55-14 win over Southern Miss on Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
“It could be serious,” UNT head coach Dan McCarney said late Saturday night. “We likely won’t know for 24 to 48 hours. He could have an MRI. We will have to get him checked out.”
Pegram rushed for a team-high 74 yards and scored two touchdowns in UNT’s win over the Golden Eagles.
Pegram ranks second on the team with 338 rushing yards and is also tied for the team lead with Brandin Byrd with six rushing touchdowns.
Pegram has been a key component of a running back rotation throughout the season and has been at his best late in his first campaign with the Mean Green after transferring from Purdue. He rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns two weeks ago in a 34-7 win over Middle Tennessee that sparked UNT’s winning streak that reached three games with its victory over Southern Miss.
Byrd has started throughout the season to head the trio that also includes Pegram and Antoinne Jimmerson. UNT could stick with Byrd and Jimmerson if Pegram is ruled out for the Rice game or turn to backups Mark Lewis and Rex Rollins to help fill the void.
Lewis rushed for 30 yards on seven carries in mop-up duty late against Southern Miss, when Rollins added 27 yards on five carries.