For the Rams: I'm going with linebacker Kevin Davis (#33). He enters his senior year with three varsity letters of experience. Last year against the Buffs, he led the Rams with nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. He would go on to earn an All-Mountain West honorable mention for the 2015 year, a year in which he led the entire Rams defense with 101 tackles. He added three sacks, in addition. Davis ranked in the top 10 in the MWC in total tackles, too. Last year, the Rams failed to force a turnover or get a sack. If they are able to reverse their woes in Friday's matchup, I expect Davis to be a big contributor to that. He's 6'2" and 240 pounds. He's also one of the most experienced players on their roster. A key matchup is going to be the Rams' defensive seven vs. the Buffs offensive line. Protecting Sefo Liufau is of paramount importance. I don't know about you, but my heart is going to sink if he gets blindsided by a linebacker in the backfield or if he's even constantly rushed. I want him to have ample time to drop back, bounce around and make the throw. Davis strikes me as the type of guy who's capable of making those desires very hard to achieve. If there's anyone who can truly test this Buffs' O line I think it is Davis. We shall see how much of an annoyance he will be to the Buffs' offense. For the Buffs, I'm going with Donovan Lee. He's formally listed as a tailback, but after watching the guy last season I don't know what the hell to think. His versatility is beyond impressive. He can run, he can catch and he can return kicked balls. It also speaks to his endurance. He was ninth in the Pac-12 last season in kickoff return yards, with 540, averaging 24.55 yards per return on average. And keep in mind that with the exception of three returners who placed above him, everyone else had at least ten more returns than him. Lee is also 21st on the university's all time list for kickoff return yardage. I'm calling a Donovan Lee kickoff return TD on Friday right here and now. But expect him to get some snaps at tailback with Phil Lindsay. Note that Lee is of very similar physique to Lindsay. The former is an inch taller, but the latter is about ten pounds heavier. Both are speedy hole hitters that will slice up the field for big chunks of yardage if given the opportunity. I never felt like Christian Powell fit that well into the offensive scheme of things. I thought he was to big and not fast enough to succeed in the offensive plays that he was a lot of the time included in. So for Lee (and for that matter Shay Fields and Bryce Bobo, too) if he can win his routes and shake CSU's (inexperienced) secondary, I think he's going to get a lot of medium to long range looks from Sefo.