Colorado State is looking to get a win at home over a Power Five conference team as they host Minnesota this weekend, and it is quite possible with what the Rams have offensively.
As for Minnesota, their offense is led by junior quarterback Mitch Leidner and freshman running back Rodney Smith. Losing their top two threats from a year ago, tight end Maxx Williams and running back David Cobb, Leidner and the Golden Gopher offense will look to find a rhythm on offense with is something Colorado State struggled to do in their loss to TCU.
A question on offense for the Colorado State is who will emerge as the lead running back? With Treyous Jarrells sidelined with an injury, senior Jasen Oden Jr. led the team with 11 carries for 74 yards on Saturday. Purdue transfer Dalyn Dawkins received five carries, while sophomore Deron Thompson and true freshman Izzy Matthews each had six carries.
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado; Hughes Stadium
TV: CBS Sports Net
Streaming: Still waiting for CBS Sports Network to flip the switch
Odds: Minnesota is a six-point favorite