True freshmen offensive linemen Grant Polley and Jake Moretti won't see the field this year, but both are progressing from injuries that have slowed them down this season.

Polley, a 6-foot-4, 265-pounder from Denton, Texas, is recovering from a knee injury, and Mike MacIntyre said Polley "is getting out there more and more every day."

While Polley will redshirt, MacIntyre said he will be practicing full-go at some point.

Moretti is also slated to redshirt after dealing with knee and ankle injuries. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound four-star recruit from Pomona has not practiced, but "he's improving daily."

Busting loose

Against Texas State, the Buffs rushed for just 91 yards on 41 attempts. Aside from a 13-yard run from Michael Adkins, the Buffs were limited to short runs almost every time. The longest run by starter Phillip Lindsay went for just nine yards.

MacIntyre gave a lot of credit to Texas State's talented linebackers for keeping the run game contained, but also said CU's blockers have to get better.

"Their two inside backers did really well at shedding and getting off our second-level blocks," he said. "That's an area we have to keep working at and doing better at."

Notable


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Junior tight end Dylan Keeney has not yet practiced this year because of a back injury. ... Defensive lineman Frank Umu, who hasn't played this season, remains suspended and is not expected to play this week. ... Lindsay, who ranks 10th in CU history with 2,460 rushing yards, needs just 28 yards to pass Herschell Troutman for ninth, and 85 yards to pass James Mayberry for eighth. ... Receiver Shay Fields comes into this week with 155 career receptions, which ranks fifth in CU history. He's just one behind Paul Richardson (156) and 12 behind Michael Westbrook (167).

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.