One of the nation’s best quarterbacks over the past few years was forced to leave his team’s bowl game on Saturday afternoon. North Texas quarterback Mason Fine left the New Mexico Bowl against Utah State on Saturday with an apparent leg injury.
Late in the first quarter, Fine appeared to grab his hamstring as he ran for a first down. A few plays later, Fine walked off the field holding that left hamstring and he hasn’t come back into the game since.
The junior quarterback attempted to come back into the contest, but a near turnover made the picture clear: the hamstring injury is just too much for Fine to overcome.
Fine took himself off the field with a heavy limp.
This looked scary for North Texas QB Mason Fine pic.twitter.com/JmHh39vqeZ
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) December 15, 2018
Utah State holds a 28-7 lead with just under 10 minutes left to play in the first half. It’s going to be a tough deficit to come back from for North Texas as it fields its backup quarterback.