NOT many teams which are undefeated midway through a season can claim to be an underdog for an upcoming game, but that's the tag CSU will wear for Saturday's New Holland Agriculture Cup fixture.
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.
"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."
CSU have won nine straight games to start this season while the loss at Bathurst remains the only defeat the Gorillas have suffered in 2019. Narromine's Sam McLeod and Tim Gainsford missed that loss.
Kick-off is at 3.15pm.