Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez said this week that he believes Colorado's Phillip Lindsay is one of the best running backs in the nation.

"I'm a huge Phillip Lindsay fan," Rodriguez said during the weekly Pac-12 coaches teleconference. "The way he plays, not only with the ball, but without the ball. Without question I think he's one of the most valuable players in the Pac-12.

"If you give him a little space or if he needs a yard or two, he'll get three or four. You have to do a great job wrapping up because he'll run through a lot of tackles."

Lindsay ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 105.8 rushing yards per game. He's also got 13 catches for 111 yards and has scored at least one touchdown in each game.


As of Wednesday afternoon, the Buffs had sold more than 48,000 tickets for Saturday's game, making a sellout possible. Capacity at Folsom Field is 50,183. There has been just one sellout at Folsom Field in the past nine seasons - the regular season finale against Utah last year. ... On the latest depth chart, right guard Tim Lynott Jr., who has started all 19 games over the past two seasons, is listed as a backup at center and right guard. ... Cornerback Trey Udoffia remains day-to-day with a sprained knee. He was injured during the first half against UCLA. ... Safety Afolabi Laguda is listed as day-today with a lower back contusion.