Rams to battle Aztecs Saturday in San Diego




Oct. 12, 2012

The Rams take to the road for just their second game outside the state of Colorado on Saturday, at San Diego State. Kickoff is set for 3:45 p.m. (PT)/4:45 p.m. (MT) at Qualcomm Stadium. The game will be televised in Colorado on KTVD-20 and in California on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Check listings in your area. Television contractual restrictions do not allow for CSURams.com to offer a live video stream of this game via Rams All-Access.

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Live Audio | 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 California on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, with Ari Wolfe (play-by-play) and J.J. Stokes (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.

NOTES IN 140 <     #CSURamsNotes | #MWFB  (A Twitter-friendly look at this week’s top notes from Colorado State Football)


 

 

#OFFENSE
>> WR Charles Lovett has 21 receptions in his last 4 games (5.3) for 239 yds. (59.8). He leads the team with 23-267 & ties team lead w/2 TDs
>> Lovett had just seven receptions for 53 yards for his career through the first two games of 2012 before this four-game run
>> Lovett is the only Rams player with a reception in every game this season, & leads the team with 23 for 267 (11.6) & 2 TDs
>> QB M.J. McPeek made his 1st collegiate start vs. Fresno St. (10/6). He ranks 4th in passing yds. in MW conf. games (242.0)
>> McPeek’s 55-yard pass to Lou Greenwood (TD) & 58-yarder to Greenwood at AFA (9/29) are 2nd- & 3rd-longest plays for CSU this year
>> WR Lou Greenwood averages 77.0 yds. receiving in 2 conference games, 3rd MW in conference-only games
>> The Rams’ offense ranks 3rd in #MWFB in red zone scoring (9-10; 90.0%), T-17th NCAA, and 5th in passing (228.5)
>> The Rams have improved in several statistical categories over 2011, incl. passing (228.5/gm.; was 184.6), yds. per catch (12.1; was 10.6)
>> Soph. QB Garrett Grayson, starter of 1st 5 games, 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

#DEFENSE
>> DE Lanston Tanyi has 45 tackles, most by any MW defensive lineman & 10th among all MW players. Also T-5th MW in conf.-only gms. (No. 1 DL)
>> Tanyi’s 7.5 tackles per game average ranks 4th among all NCAA defensive linemen.
>> Tanyi had a career-high 12 tackles vs. Fresno St., most by a Rams DL since 2009; last Rams DL w/more was in 2007 (16, Jake Pottorff, at Houston, 9/22)
>> Tanyi is T-2nd MW (T-3rd NCAA) in fumble recoveries (2)
>> LB Cory James has a CSU freshman-record 5 sacks, 2nd-most in #MWFB (T-23rd NCAA). He’s also 6th MW in tackles-for-loss (6.0)
>> DE/LB Shaquil Barrett is T-5th MW in sacks (3.0), T-4th in conf. games (1.0); also T-14th in tackles (43), 9th-most by a defensive lineman
>> Barrett’s 7.9 tackles per game in 18 career games are 2nd-most MW, T-14th NCAA, among active players w/15 games.
>> LB Aaron Davis ranks 12th #MWFB in tackles (44), 7th-most at LB position. He is T-5th MW in conf.-only gms. (10.0).
>> Davis’ 10 solo tackles vs. Fresno St. (10/6) are the most by a CSU player since Shaq Bell had 10 at Nevada in 2010 (9/11).
>> The Fresno St. loss was Rams’ first game without a takeaway since Sept. 17, 2011 vs. Colorado, a span of 14 games with at least 1 take¬away
>> The defense ranks 3rd in pass yards (209.5), 4th against 4th-down att. (8-14; 57.1%) and 5th in the red zone (21-26, 80.8%)
>> CB Jasen Oden has two forced fumbles, T-7th in the Mountain West
>> CB DeAndre Elliott has a pass break-up in four consecutive games, 1st time a Ram has done so since Momo Thomas in 2009 (9/6/09-10/3/09)

#SPECIALTEAMS
>> P Pete Kontodiakos, candidate for @RayGuyAward, leads #MWFB & ranks 9th in NCAA in punting average (46.1)
>> Kontodiakos’ 46.1 avg. is on pace to break school record (46.1, Mike Deutsch, 1976). He has 3 of top 4 punts in MW this yr. (73, 72 & 69)
>> Last Sat. vs. Fresno St. was 1st game since late last year Kontodiakos did not have punt of 50+ yards, but tied season high w/2 inside 20
>> Kontodiakos has twice earned hon. mention punter of week by @CFPerformance (Coll. FB Performance Awards); at SJSU (9/15), 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.
>> K Jared Roberts is T-2nd #MWFB in FG pct. (83.3%) & has longest FG in MW this year (48)...ranks 10th in scoring (4.0)
>> KR Thomas Coffman ranks 8th in Mountain West in kick-return average (21.7), on 7 returns. Also 5th in MW-only (22.3)

#TEAM
>> The 5 teams to beat @CSUFootball this year have combined record of 19-8 & top opponents by a combined score of 926-485 (34.3-18.0)

Look to CSURams.com after the game for a complete recap and statistics!

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