This week is all about pride. The CSU football program is at its lowest point in a very long time and even a win against Wyoming isn’t enough to salvage this season. Ravaged by injuries and really bad coaching, the Rams are on the verge of a third consecutive 3-9 season. Guess who else was 3-9 last season? That’s right, Wyoming was and one of those wins was a decisive victory in last year’s Border War. This year they are 7-4. So what’s the difference?
|Gotta break out the Pokey helmet|
Some other factors the Rams could take note of is the fact that Wyoming protects the ball and doesn’t turn it over. In fact they are 3rd nationally behind only LSU and Oklahoma State in turnover margin and haven’t coughed up the ball more than twice in any game this year. If you want to couple that fact with CSU’s porous defense and it could make for another long day.
There is a silver lining here folks. Chris Nwoke is tearing it up after Fairchild stopped playing Ray Carter and started the best RB. (On a side note, what happened to Derek Good?) Nwoke has over 800 yards in the last 5 games and the Cowboys D is 114th against the run. Do the math.
The Rams need to generate a pass rush and stop the run, but we all know that. We’ve been writing basically the same thing before each game and the Rams continue to play flat and uninspired. We all know a change should be made and see if Paul Kowalczyk has the stones to pull the trigger, admit his mistake and fire Fairchild.
On a lighter note, this Saturday is also Senior Day and Ramifications would like to wish the best of luck to departing seniors like, Ivory Herd, Jake Gdowski, Paul Madsen and Nuku Latu amongst others.