Oct. 5, 2012
Fans will enjoy a tremendous game-day experience at Hughes Stadium Saturday, with a number of exciting events surrounding the Rams’ homecoming battle with Fresno State.
Homecoming activities began Thursday and continue through the weekend.
Saturday, at halftime, CSU will honor two-time All-American and 1995 Thorpe Award winner Greg Myers with a special On-Campus Salute for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
GAME DAY LINKS:
Game Day Experience | Live Stats | Game Notes | The Matchup | Twitter: @CSURamsGameday, @CSUFootball
Rams fans, on Twitter use the hashtags #CSURams, #GoRams and/or #MWFB to join the conversation with other fans!
TV: The game will be televised in HD on KTVD-20, and in other parts of the country on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, with Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Jay Leeuwenburg (analyst) calling the action.
RADIO: CSU fans can find the radio broadcast on the Colorado State Radio Network, originating from AM 560 KLZ in Denver, with Brian Roth (play-by-play), former Rams great David Anderson (analyst), Kevin McGlue (analyst) and Marty Cesario (sidelines) on the call. The radio broadcast also can be heard on KCOL 600 AM in Ft. Collins, KSIR 1010 AM in Ft. Morgan and KNZZ 1100 in Grand Junction, and is streamed via CSURams.com.
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>> P Pete Kontodiakos, candidate for @RayGuyAward, has had a punt of 50+ yards in 6 consecutive games.
>> Kontodiakos earned honorable mention punter of week by @CFPerformance (Coll. FB Performance Awards) for 53-yd. avg. at AFA (9/29).
>> His 73-yard punt at Air Force (9/29) is the longest by a MW punter this season, and second longest nationally.
>> With a season average of 46.9 Pete ranks 5th NCAA, on pace for highest avg. in school history (Mike Deutsch, 46.1; `76).
>> Kontodiakos has 3 of top 4 punts in #MWFB this year (73, 72 & 69). His career best is 76 yards, vs. New Mexico, 10/30/2009.
>> Sr. QB M.J. McPeek saw his 1st career snaps from scrimmage at Air Force in relief of injured Garrett Grayson & threw 2 2nd-quarter TDs.
>> The 55-yarder to Greenwood, and a later 58-yarder from McPeek to Greenwood, were the 2nd- & 3rd-longest plays for CSU this year.
>> They also are the 2nd- & 3rd-longest receptions of Greenwood's career; longest since 10/16/10 vs. UNLV (73).
>> McPeek's first was a 55-yarder to Lou Greenwood and the second a 13-yard strike to tight end Crocket Gillmore.
>> McPeek completed 22 of 34 for 292 yards & 2 TDs, with 2 INTs in 1st offensive snaps since his senior year of high school in 2007.
>> WR Charles Lovett has 17 receptions in his last 3 games, most in 3-game span by a Ram since Rashaun in 2009 (18 rec.)
>> Lovett had just seven receptions for 53 yards for his career through the first two games of 2012 before this three-game run
>> Lovett's 7 rec. versus Utah State (9/22) were the most by a Ram since the 2011 season-opener (TE Joe Brown, 7).
>> LB Cory James has a CSU freshman-record 5 sacks, 2nd-most in #MWFB (T-16th NCAA). He's also T-4th MW in tackles-for-loss (5.5).
>> K Jared Roberts is T-3rd MW (T-49th NCAA) in field goals (1.0/gm.), 4th in FG pct. (83.3%) & has longest FG in MW this year (48).
>> LB Shaquil Barrett is 16th in MW in tackles (34) and 8th in tackles for loss (0.75/game).
>> Barrett's 7.8 tackles per game in 17 career games are 2nd-most MW, 15th NCAA, among active players w/15 games.
>> DE Lanston Tanyi is T-3rd MW (T-16th NCAA) in fumble recoveries (2) & 2nd in tackles (33) among MW defensive linemen
>> The Rams' offense ranks 4th in #MWFB passing (235.4) and 3rd in red zone scoring (8-9; 88.9%), T-26th NCAA
>> The defense ranks 3rd in total yards (427.0), 4th in pass yards (208.0), 3rd in red zone (17-22, 77.3%), T-48th NCAA & T-3rd in sacks (9)
>> The 4 teams to beat @CSUFootball this year have combined record of 14-4 & top opponents by combined score of 617-304 (34.3-16.9)
>> CSU has had 3 of its 4 longest scoring drives of the season in the last 2 games: 95 (No. 1) & 84 yds. (No. 4) at AFA (9/29); 91 vs. USU (9/22).
>> The Rams have improved in several statistical categories over 2011, incl. passing (235.4/gm.; was 184.6), yds. per catch (12.1; was 10.6)
>> QB Garrett Grayson is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury after undergoing surgery on Oct. 1.
>> Grayson's 69-yd. TD pass to @JohnMackeyAward candidate Crockett Gillmore vs. North Dakota St. (9/8) is 5th-longest in #MWFB this year.
Look to CSURams.com after the game for a complete recap and statistics!