New Mexico State RB Larry Rose III doubtful for Saturday

Reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year and New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III has yet to make his season debut after suffering a sports hernia in August.

Going into the third game of the season, the Aggies could be without their star player once again.

The Aggies are set to travel to face off against the Kentucky Wildcats, who have been outscored 72-7 in the last six quarters of play, but they are preparing to be without Rose again.

Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News reported that head coach Doug Martin said the junior has been listed as “doubtful.”

Larry Rose very doubtful vs Kentucky Doug Martin says

— Jason Groves (@JPGroves) September 13, 2016

Having Rose on the field for a big game against an SEC opponent who is struggling so far this year would be huge for the Aggies. In 2015, Rose led the Sun Belt with 1,657 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground, while adding 283 yards and two touchdowns on 30 catches.

They have not got the same production from the running back position so far this year as their leading rusher is quarterback Tyler Rogers, who has 84 yards and one score. Xavier Hall is the leading running back with only 69 yards and a touchdown, giving the Aggies a total of 241 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries in two games.

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