Bear Notes, v11, #6

Fri 9/5/2003 10:13 AM

Colorado State vs. Cal at Memorial, 3pm, local TV (KRON, channel 4)

CSU is 0-1, 0-1 ATS and among ORV, Sagarin #42
Cal is 1-1, 2-0 ATS, Sagarin #32
Spread: Cal by 2

New turf looks good. You can tell it's artificial, but the color is appealing and the field has no crown.

Adam Echimondu and JJ Arrington both ran for 100 yards last week, first time in 10 years Cal has had 2 100-yard rushers in one game... Jeff Tedford Bobbleheads will be given away to the 1st 10,000 fans... Jon Makonnen (WR) missed last week's game but is expected to play, Joe Maningo (LB) is out...

Cal shouldn't be favored. CSU has a strong, balanced offense with a good QB, much like Kansas State. The Rams have most players back from last year's 10-4 team and were ranked in most pre-season polls. Look for a high-scoring game.