"We had a good week, and the players worked hard," said Lubick. "I think both teams will be excited to play, and it will be a great atmosphere and a great environment. It will be exciting for the fans and for both teams."
Athletic department officials said late Thursday that about 600 reserved tickets remained for the game. Tickets are available on line at CSURAMS.com, or by calling the Rams' athletic ticket office (491-RAMS or 1-800-491-RAMS) or via TicketMaster (303-830-TIXS).
Colorado State enters the game 1-0 on the year after having beaten Virginia in Charlottesville last week in the Jim Thorpe Assn. Classic. It will be Colorado's opening game of the season.