Colorado State is in a tough spot this week in more ways than one. It travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to play the No. 1 team in the nation and two-time defending national champion in Alabama.
Meanwhile, back home in Fort Collins and surrounding areas thousands are trying to put the pieces of their lives back together after historic flooding in the state last week that claimed seven lives and took a massive toll on the state's infrastructure.
The Rams will wear helmet decals to honor flood victims for the nationally televised game Saturday. The decals are shaped like a rain drop and have the image of the Colorado flag inside.
— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) September 19, 2013
Head coach Jim McElwain, who is in his second year with the Rams after serving as offensive coordinator for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide for four years. McElwain and his assistant coaches will wear the same decal on their clothing.