DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 01: Running back Chris Nwoke #6 of the Colorado State Rams rushes with the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Colorado St. Rams running back Chris Nwoke missed the teams loss to North Dakota State due to an ankle injury that has been lingering. On Tuesday it was looking like he was healing up and going to play against San Jose State as his he returned to practice on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, Nwoke suited up in pads but he barely practiced, meaning his status for Sunday's game is up in the air.
Head coach Jim McElwain put it bluntly that Nwoke is probably not going to play:
"(Nwoke) didn't take any team reps," McElwain said. "Therefore, I would probably figure that he wouldn't go."
The way Colorado State played last week against the defending FCS champions North Dakota State they really could use Nwoke in the lineup. Donnell Alexander replaced Nwoke last week and he did not perform well as he rushed for 59 yards, and one of those runs for 28 yards.
With San Jose State being a better team, the Rams will need Alexander to have a better showing than last week, and play like he did in the second half against Colorado when he first replaced Nwoke. McElwain is not keen on playing players if they don't practice, and he is hard on that rule, so all eyes will be on Alexander.
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