Practice Update

Sep 272005
Authors: Trevor Edy

The Rams came back out to practice on Tuesday with one thing in mind, the Air Force Falcons. The Rams had an extra long practice on Tuesday, two days before Thursday's showdown with Air Force on a nationally televised game on ESPN.

"Things went better than yesterday," said head coach Sonny Lubick.

The defense worked for more than half the practice on going up against Air Force's patented flexbone option attack. Even though the scout team went up against the first team defense for most of the day, according to Sonny Lubick, there is only so much you can replicate.

"The speed; there is no way you can emulate it. You can't afford to get a feel of the game, or you are behind," Lubick said.

"We need another good practice defensively, the offense has seen what they're facing,"

The Rams' offense looks to continue its momentum from Saturday's game versus Nevada. CSU racked up a total of 480 yards against the Wolfpack and look to have a similar performance against the Falcons Thursday night.

The linemen on both sides of the ball had an intense practice with the coaching staff making them work for every inch.

The Rams are looking forward to seeing junior running back Nnamdi O'haeri back in the lineup. O'haeri has been out for more than three weeks with a high ankle sprain.

Ram fans have been flocking to the box office to get tickets to the game and 7,000 have already been picked up.

Tickets are expected to sell out early today. However, Athletic Director Mark Driscoll indicated plans to sell discounted tickets to students for the north end zone.

Injury report

Offensive lineman Brandon Alconcel (shoulder) is doubtful for Thursday's game.

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