Impact Hankins had previously been expected to play in last week's 17-13 win over Abilene Christian, but he ended up sitting out with a leg bruise. The Miners may have just been acting cautiously with Hankins in a matchup versus an FBS opponent, and his continued maintenance during practices may just be an attempt to keep him as fresh as possible for Saturday's game. Hankins served as the Miners' lead back in the first two games of the season, compiling 147 yards and two scores on 28 carries. Josh Fields is presumably the next man up on the depth chart behind Hankins after he led UTEP with 75 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the win over Abilene Christian.
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