Four on four

Oct 312006
Authors: Sean Star

There’s no doubt the CSU pass defense will face its toughest test this Saturday when Brigham Young senior quarterback John Beck and the conference’s best offense roll into Fort Collins to face the Rams.

Beck is the Mountain West Conference all-time leader in passing touchdowns and has been named the MWC offensive player of the week four times already this season.

So with the Rams’ secondary likely the center of attention this weekend, the Collegian caught up with four of its members to discuss the start of basketball season and stopping Beck among other topics.

Chase Weber, cornerback, senior, Euless, Texas:

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Halloween costume: Black Superfly

Favorite CSU basketball player: Freddy Robinson or Tyler Smith

Key to stopping the Cougars’ passing game: “We can’t make mental mistakes, we have to make tackles and play an all-around crisp game.”

Joey Rucks, cornerback, junior, Los Angeles, Calif.:

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Halloween costume: Donald Trump

Favorite CSU basketball player: “All of them.”

Key to stopping the Cougars’ passing game: “We have to play really good coverage to give our (defensive) line time to put pressure on him.”

Klint Kubiak, safety, sophomore, Englewood, Colo.:

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Halloween costume: camouflaged hunter

Favorite CSU basketball player: Jason Smith

Key to stopping the Cougars’ passing game: “(Beck) checks down a lot, but as long as we don’t give up the big play down field, we’ll be fine.”

Jake Galusha, safety, sophomore, Omaha, Neb.:

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Halloween costume: Bam Bam with girlfriend as Pebbles

Favorite CSU basketball player: Ronnie Augilar

Key to stopping the Cougars’ passing game: “We have to break on short passes and make solid tackles so they don’t get a lot of yards after the catch.”

Football beat writer Sean Star can be reached at

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