UTEP Senior Running Back Donald Buckram's status for Saturday's game against New Mexico is in doubt. Buckram did not practice on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Buckram insists he is going to play, but Utep coach Mike Price has closed practice to the media and is non commital. UTEP is favored by 14 points over New Mexico this Saturday in Albuquerque. Buckram ran for over 1500 yds last season, and was a Doak Walker Award Semifinalist, but has played in only one game this season against Memphis. Buckram was not allowed to speak to the media, and was noticeably limping after the game.