NOT many undefeated teams midway through a season can claim to be an underdog for an upcoming game but that's the tag CSU will wear for this Saturday's New Holland Agriculture Cup game.
That's because they travel to face defending champions Narromine Gorillas, a fearsome team the students overcome in a 33-29 thriller at University Oval earlier in the season.
But CSU won that clash with the support of a passionate old boys crew behind them and some of their greatest football of the year.
Doing that again - on the Gorillas' own turf, no less - would be something extraordinary but CSU coach David Conyers believes his team is capable of such a feat.
"When we played them down here it was old boys day, we had a lot of preparation and a lot of motivation," he said.
"I know they have some injuries from their last outing but we're preparing to take them on at full strength.
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"I thought we had some really good momentum from our last game and I think all three games that we've played in the second round have been much higher quality than the ones from the first round."
Conyers said the biggest factor to overcome in any trip to Narromine is the journey to the ground itself.
"We're taking buses up and I reckon that puts you 10 points behind straight away due to the fatigue from the trip," he said.
"Your mind's not fresh when you're running out there, and that's a big factor, plus they'll have players who might not normally be able to travel and will probably have their best team on the paddock and will be keen to beat us after we beat them down here."
In the previous game against the Gorillas the students appeared to be on track for a comfortable win early in the second half before things began to unravel.
Luckily for CSU their defence stepped up over one of the most intense final five-minute periods of the season.
Conyers doesn't foresee a similar conclusion playing out in this Saturday's edition.
"We had them down 30-8 and we had a very poor bench at that stage of the season and a lot of new guys who had not had much experience," he said.
"There were a lot of guys out there playing 70 to 75 minutes. We ran on half a dozen new blokes on over the last 20 minutes but I feel like we can handle that a lot better now with the depth on the bench that we have."
CSU will be attempting to take their ninth win from as many matches.