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Colorado State Vs. Utah State Preview

GAME: Colorado St. Rams vs. Utah State Aggies

WHERE: Fort Collins, CO - Hughes Stadium

DATE/TIME: Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 5:06 p.m. MT

TV: TV: KTVD-20 - Radio: CSU Radio Network

CONFERENCE: Mountain West and WAC
WEB SITE: CSU Rams Football - USU Aggies Football
2012 SEASON: CSU 1 - 2 vs. USU 2 - 1 - Last year CSU won 35 - 34 in Logan Utah in double overtime after USU failed to convert a 2 point conversion. Colorado State has a 36-30-2 advantage all-time in the series with the Aggies, and has won the last 4 in a row vs. Utah State. Series Statistics.

COACH: Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain - Utah State head coach Gary Andersen.


KEY OFFENSIVE PLAYERS: Sophomore QB Garrett Grayson passed for two touchdowns and ran for one more in the loss at SJSU last week. WR Charles Lovett had 99 yards on five receptions and a touchdown. Tight ends Crockett Gillmore and Kivon Cartwright have added some new, reliable targets for Grayson to get the ball to. The question again this weekend will be whether Chris Nwoke will be healthy or if the burden of the carries will have to fall on freshman Donnell Alexander.

USU's sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keeton completed 18-of-34 passes for 181 yards and rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries. Receivers Chuck Jacobs and Cameron Webb had carrer games against the Wisconsin Badgers last weekend, as did running back Kerwinn Williams.

KEY DEFENSIVE PLAYERS: Brian Suite, Zach Vigil and McKade Brady are all standouts on a USU defense that held Wisconsin to only 16 points and 234 total yards.

Standouts for the Rams on defense have been Cory James, Lanston Tanyi, Momo Thomas and Shaq Barrett.