The Rams began scout work on the Minnesota Gophers during Tuesday's practice, the first practice since a heartbreaking loss to Colorado. CSU practiced for two hours at the fields south of Moby.
"Practice was pretty good today, we put in some new stuff," said senior running back Jimmy Green. "We are just trying to clean up mistakes and go into this weekend prepared. We're not holding anything back… we're putting everything on the line."
For the first part of the practice CSU worked in individual drills where the wide receivers ran one-on-one routes against the defensive backs. Sophomore wideout George Hill looked very dominant, catching several passes of thirty yards or more.
After individual drills the focus was completely on preparing for Minnesota this Saturday.
"They'll be a nice challenge for us," said Head Coach Sonny Lubick. "We want to see if we can go down there and play defense."
The defense's main concern will be stopping running back Laurence Maroney. The junior racked up 203 yards on 21 carries against Tulsa last week.
The Rams will be back on the field today with a full pad practice. The team will leave for Minnesota on Friday.
Junior running back Nnamdi Ohaeri (ankle) is out indefinitely. He will have an MRI today to determine the seriousness of the injury. Sophomore cornerback Darryl Williams (concussion), sophomore wide receiver Luke Roberts (shoulder) and redshirt freshman Jeff Horinek (lower back) are all expected to play against Minnesota.