Colorado will face the nation's leading scorer this week in Arizona State running back Marion Grice, who is averaging 15.6 points per game with 13 touchdowns to his credit already this fall.

"I just hope we can tackle Grice better than everyone else can," CU coach Mike MacIntyre said.

Grice is the Sun Devils' leading rusher with 307 yards through five games. He has scored eight rushing touchdowns and five receiving. He also is ASU's primary kickoff return man.

Grice torched the Buffs last season with five catches for 101 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-17 beat down in Boulder.

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Running back Terrence Crowder and defensive lineman Samson Kafovalu are practicing with the team once again after off-the-field issues sidelined each. MacIntyre said both are still trying to earn back a good standing with him and they have work to do to get there. ... CU's game against Charleston Southern on Oct. 19 will kick off at noon and be televised on the Pac-12 Network. The Buffs are playing the FCS school as a make-up game after their home game against Fresno State was canceled due to the flooding in Boulder last month.

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