Linebacker Courtney Jones and offensive lineman Clint Oldenburg
are both expected to play after suffering neck “stingers.” They
have been practicing all week. Sophomore Luke Mueller and redshirt
freshman Nathan Pauly will fill in if Jones is unable to play;
sophomore Jassem Redha will replace Oldenburg, if necessary.
Freshmen move up depth chart:
True freshman quarterback Caleb Hanie, who played last week
against Montana State, is listed as backup to Justin Holland.
Sophomore Joey Kearney had been the backup until this past
CSU has also taken true freshman running back Kyle Bell off
redshirt status. He is listed as second on the depth chart behind
starter Uldis Jaunarajs. If Bell plays, he will be the sixth true
freshman who has seen playing time this season with the Rams, the
most ever under Sonny Lubick.
Fireworks part of homecoming festivities:
There will be a small fireworks show at halftime of this
weekend’s game, including the lighting of the Aggie “A” on the side
of the mountain overlooking Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.
As of Thursday evening, only a few hundred general admission
tickets remained. The student section has sold out.