Josh McCray left Illinois’ game against Wyoming early with an injury. Regardless of Chase Brown’s magnificent performance against the Cowboys, head coach Bret Bielema provided updates on the status of Illinois’ running back unit after declaring McCray out for Week 1.

Bielema started by naming Aidan Laughery as a guy that could get more reps following McCray’s injury.

Laughery was inactive for Illinois’ opener against the Cowboys. He will make his college debut Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers.

And while one true freshman might see his first action, Bielema seems to be saving another for another time.

Anderson is a former 3-star prospect out of Joliet, Illinois.