COLORADO ST. (1-7, 1-4) at BYU (5-2, 3-0)

Partly cloudy today. Highs near 55, lows around 40.

Today, noon — LaVell Edwards Stadium (64,045/Grass) — Provo

Ticket information: BYU ticket office: (801) 422-BYU1 or www.byutickets.com.

TV: The mtn. (Comcast Ch. 37)

Radio: 1160AM, 102.7FM

PLAYER TO WATCH

CALEB HANIE, quarterback: CSU's senior QB needs his running game to click to help him be most effective as a passer in play action situations. Hanie is 128 of 202 for 1584 yards, 11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

KEY MATCHUP

BYU linebakcers vs. CSU's running backs: The Rams have a potent one-back running attack formation featuring either Kyle Bell or Gartrell Johnson III.

THE STAKES

For Colorado State ... The Rams have on only one game and need to salvage what remains of the season by jumpstarting the month of November. Nothing could be bigger than knocking off the MWC leader.<

For BYU ... The Cougars haven't played a meaningful, tough game in 39 days at New Mexico and if they are to defend their title, they'll have to find a productive rhythm in November and it all starts today with the Rams.

THE TRENDS

For Colorado State ... Over the last two decades Colorado State has beaten BYU in Provo only three times, the most recent coming in the 2003 season.

For BYU ... The Cougars have won 15 of their last 17 games and are undefeated at home since losing to Utah in an overtime game in November 2005. Bronco Mendenhall has never lost to the Rams since becoming head coach.

THE EDGE

Colorado State will win if ... The Rams produce long, time consuming drives with the run game and produce turnovers from the Cougar offense.

BYU will win if ... The Cougars can get at least one running back to run for more than 100 yards and on defense, force the Rams to pass the ball.

SCHEDULE

Date . . . . Opponent . . . . Result/Time (TV)

Sept. 1 . . . . Arizona . . . . W, 20-7

Sept. 8 . . . . at UCLA . . . . L, 27-17

Sept. 15 . . . . at Tulsa . . . . L, 55-47

Sept. 22 . . . . Air Force . . . . W, 31-6

Sept. 29 . . . . at New Mexico . . . . W, 31-24

Oct. 13 . . . . at UNLV . . . . W, 24-14

Oct. 20 . . . . E. Washington . . . . W, 42-7

Nov. 3 . . . . Colorado St. . . . . Noon (MTN)

Nov. 8 . . . . TCU . . . . 7 p.m. (VS)

Nov. 17 . . . . at Wyoming . . . . Noon (MTN)

Nov. 24 . . . . Utah . . . . Noon (CSTV/MTN)

Dec. 1 . . . . at San Diego St. . . . . TBA

All times Mountain

NEXT UP: TCU (4-4) plays at home against second-place New Mexico today.

COLORADO STATE

OFFENSE

SE . . . . DAMON MORTON, SR. . . . . 87

. . . . Johnny Walker, Sr. . . . . 7

FL . . . . LUKE ROBERTS, SR. . . . . 82

. . . . Dion Morton, So. . . . . 31

TE . . . . MARK STARR, FR. . . . . 85

. . . . Chris Kawulok, Jr. . . . . 88

LT . . . . COLE PEMBERTON, SO. . . . . 53

. . . . Brian Lepak, Fr. . . . . 52

LG . . . . SHELLEY SMITH, SO. . . . . 74

. . . . Tim Walter, So. . . . . 57

C . . . . TIM WALTER, SO. . . . . 57

. . . . Nick Allotta, Sr. . . . . 64

RG . . . . NICK ALLOTTA, SR. . . . . 64

. . . . Scott Benedict, So. . . . . 55

RT . . . . ADRIAN MARTINEZ, SO. . . . . 60

. . . . Dane Stratton, Jr. . . . . 75

QB . . . . CALEB HANIE, SR. . . . . 16

. . . . Billy Farris, Jr. . . . . 15

RB . . . . GARTRELL JOHNSON, JR. . . . . 5

. . . . Kyle Bell, Jr. . . . . 34

FB . . . . ZAC PAUGA, FR. . . . . 36

. . . . Gartrell Johnson, Jr. . . . . 5

PK . . . . JASON SMITH, JR. . . . . 37

KR . . . . DAMON MORTON, SR. . . . . 87

. . . . DION MORTON, SO. . . . . 31

. . . . George Hill, Sr. . . . . 27

DEFENSE

RE . . . . JESSE NADING, SR. . . . . 59

. . . . Wade Landers, Jr. . . . . 93

DT . . . . BLAKE SMITH, SR. . . . . 97

. . . . Matt Rupp, Jr. . . . . 45

NG . . . . ERIK SANDIE, SR. . . . . 95

. . . . Ty Whittier, Fr. . . . . 46

LE . . . . TOMMIE HILL, SO. . . . . 91

. . . . Bob Vomhof, Sr. . . . . 44

WLB . . . . JAKE POTTORFF, SO. . . . . 41

. . . . John Clark, Jr. . . . . 9

MLB . . . . JEFF HORINEK, JR. . . . . 51

. . . . Nathan Pauly, Sr. . . . . 38

SLB . . . . RICKY BREWER, FR. . . . . 56

. . . . Curtis Cornelson, Jr. . . . . 55

RCB . . . . DARRYL WILLIAMS, SR. . . . . 39

. . . . DeAngelo Wilkinson, Fr. . . . . 2

LCB . . . . JOEY RUCKS, SR. . . . . 29

. . . . Jermaine Walters, Sr. . . . . 17

FS . . . . ZAC BRYSON, SR. . . . . 10

. . . . Steve Juedes, Jr. . . . . 30

SS . . . . MIKE PAGNOTTA, JR. . . . . 13

. . . . Jake Galusha, So. . . . . 15

P . . . . JIMMIE KAYLOR, SR. . . . . 8

. . . . Jared Lamb, Sr. . . . . 7

PR . . . . DAMON MORTON, SR. . . . . 87

. . . . Dion Morton, So. . . . . 31

DB Kint Kubiak (ulcer) doubtful.

BYU

OFFENSE

XR . . . . MICHAEL REED, JR. . . . . 3

. . . . Matt Allen, Sr. . . . . 10

HR . . . . BRYCE MAHUIKA, JR. . . . . 2

. . . . Daniel Tervort, So. . . . . 86

. . . . Reed White, Jr. . . . . 20

ZR . . . . AUSTIN COLLIE, SO. . . . . 9

. . . . Matt Allen, Sr. . . . . 10

TE . . . . ANDREW GEORGE, SO. . . . . 88

. . . . Vic So'oto, So. . . . . 37

. . . . Dennis Pitta, So. . . . . 32

LT . . . . DALLAS REYNOLDS, JR. . . . . 65

. . . . R.J. Willing, So. . . . . 64

LG . . . . RAY FEINGA, JR. . . . . 76

. . . . Walter Kahaialii, Fr. . . . . 75

C . . . . SETE AULAI, SR. . . . . 67

. . . . Tom Sorensen, So. . . . . 53

RG . . . . TRAVIS BRIGHT, JR. . . . . 74

. . . . Jason Speredon, Fr. . . . . 73

RT . . . . DAVID OSWALD, JR. . . . . 68

. . . . R.J. Willing, So. . . . . 64

QB . . . . MAX HALL, SO. . . . . 15

. . . . Brenden Gaskins, So. . . . . 6

RB . . . . MANASE TONGA, JR. . . . . 11

. . . . Joe Semanoff, Sr. . . . . 27

HB . . . . HARVEY UNGA, FR. . . . . 45

. . . . Fui Vakapuna, Jr. . . . . 1

PK . . . . MITCH PAYNE, FR. . . . . 38

. . . . Brian Smith, Fr. . . . . 24

KR . . . . BRYCE MAHUIKA, JR. . . . . 2

. . . . AUSTIN COLLIE, SO. . . . . 9

DEFENSE

LE . . . . IAN DULAN, SO. . . . . 77

. . . . Brett Denney, So. . . . . 92

NT . . . . E. MANUMALEUNA, FR. . . . . 55

. . . . Rick Wolfley, Fr. . . . . 71

. . . . Mosese Foketi, Jr. . . . . 90

RE . . . . JAN JORGENSEN, SO. . . . . 84

. . . . Judd Anderton, Sr. . . . . 91

SLB . . . . BRYAN KEHL, SR. . . . . 41

. . . . Grant Nelson, Fr. . . . . 39

. . . . Austen Jorgensen, Fr. . . . . 48

MLB . . . . KELLY POPPINGA, SR. . . . . 46

. . . . Matt Bauman, So. . . . . 35

. . . . Terrance Hooks, So. . . . . 47

BLB . . . . MARKELL STAFFIERI, SR. . . . . 36

. . . . Shawn Doman, So. . . . . 42

WLB . . . . DAVID NIXON, JR. . . . . 43

. . . . Chris Bolden, Sr. . . . . 31

CB . . . . KAYLE BUCHANAN, SR. . . . . 34

. . . . Brandon Howard, So. . . . . 4

CB . . . . BEN CRIDDLE, SR. . . . . 21

. . . . Andre Saulsberry, Sr. . . . . 19

KAT . . . . CORBY HODGKISS, SR. . . . . 14

. . . . Aaron Attig, So. . . . . 18

FS . . . . QUINN GOOCH, SR. . . . . 25

. . . . Kellen Fowler, Jr. . . . . 16

P . . . . C.J. SANTIAGO, JR. . . . . 26

. . . . Brian Smith, Fr. . . . . 24

PR . . . . BRYCE MAHUIKA, JR. . . . . 2

. . . . Austin Collie, So. . . . . 9

RB Fui Vakapuna (hand) probable, WR Austin Collie (ankle) cleared to play, OL Garrett Reden (ankle fracture) out for the season, WR Matt Allen (ankle) probable, RB Harvey Unga (ankle) cleared to play.