Bob Leverone, File, Associated Press
METAIRIE, La. — Mark Ingram doesn't concern himself with when he'll break his first big run or have his first 100-yard rushing game.
The 2009 Heisman Trophy winner out of Alabama says what matters is that coach Sean Payton is giving him a role in the running game and that the Saints are winning.
So far, Ingram has a team-high 62 carries for 216 yards and two touchdowns. His longest run is 17 yards.
Payton says it was obvious early in training camp that the rookie running back could be trusted on important short-yardage runs as well as with a variety of blocking assignments in the passing game.
Payton says Ingram only needs more experience and that he expects to see more good things from the young running back.
- Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy undergoes...
- First steps: Utes open season with 56-14 win...
- CBS Sports analyst predicts BYU to Big 12...
- BYU Cougars looking for opening-game...
- BYU starting cornerbacks Jordan Johnson,...
- BYU coach, players answer questions at fireside
- Brad Rock: What the Utes now know: very little
- Felt's Facts Week 2: Utah high school...
- College football predictions: How will... 140
- The good, the bad and the most likely:... 63
- First steps: Utes open season with... 59
- It's go time for the Utes: Utah kicks... 57
- NFL cuts tracker: Former Cougars... 50
- Brad Rock: One thing already missing in... 50
- CBS Sports analyst predicts BYU to Big... 48
- Utah football: Utes eye successful start 42