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Colorado State redshirt junior RB Dalyn Dawkins (hamstring) is expected to play against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Dawkins' hamstring isn't completely healed, but HC Mike Bobo indicated that he still expects the 5-foot-9, 175-pound redshirt junior to play on Saturday. The Rams will need him, too, as they will be breaking in a true freshman quarterback in Collin Hill.
Sep 16 - 2:16 PM

Colorado State true freshman QB Collin Hill will start against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Third time's a charm? That is what HC Mike Bobo must be hoping here. Nick Stevens started the season-opening loss against Colorado. He proved woefully ineffective in that one and handed the starting reigns over to Georgia transfer Faton Bauta for last weekend's showdown with UTSA. They won that one, but Bauta completed just 6-of-17 passes for 82 yards in the victory. Enter the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Hill for this weekend's in-state dance with Northern Colorado. During his senior season at Dorman High School (South Carolina), he threw for 3,505 yards (58.2% completions) with a 35/11 TD/INT ratio. "I expect him to play well," said Bobo, "I expect us to improve in our passing game and improve offensively."
Sep 15 - 5:21 PM

Colorado State redshirt junior RB Dalyn Dawkins is questionable for Saturday's game against Northern Colorado due to a hamstring injury.

Both Dawkins and Izzie Matthews (ankle) are questionable for Saturday, putting the Rams in something of a tight spot as far as the running back stable. Dawkins has played respectably in both of Colorado State's games this season, rushing for 88 yards on 14 carries in a season-opening loss to Colorado and backing that up with 68 yards rushing on 15 carries in last Saturday's win over UTSA. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he rushed for 867 yards and two touchdowns. Marvin Kinsey figures to see a fair amount of carries on Saturday given the current banged up state of the position.
Sep 15 - 3:22 PM

Colorado State junior QB Nick Stevens will not start against UTSA on Saturday.

This according to The Coloradoan's Matt Stephens. HC Mike Bobo's arm was twisted here, as Stevens performed so poorly in Friday's blowout loss to Colorado that it forced a reevaluation of the depth chart. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior managed to complete just 6-of-20 passes for 31 yards and a pair of interceptions. With Stevens expected to sit for this weekend's showdown with UTSA, Georgia transfer Faton Bauta will earn starting honors for the Rams. Bauta came in for Stevens to complete 6-of-9 passes for 32 yards and a touchdown during the depressing Friday loss. Neither player is worth a gander in terms of fantasy play.
Sep 6 - 3:47 PM

Colorado State junior QB Nick Stevens struggled in Friday's loss to Colorado, completing 6-of-20 passes for 31 yards and two interceptions.

Last season, Stevens threw for 2,679 yards and a 21/12 TD/INT ratio. Perfectly respectable numbers. He failed to reach a level of respectability on Friday. Indeed, the opposite of that. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder averaged a paltry 1.5 YPA and was eventually replaced by Georgia transfer QB Faton Bauta. A home showdown with UTSA shows next on the Rams' schedule as they look to rebound from this 44-7 defeat, this work of aerial sadness.
Sep 2 - 11:44 PM

Colorado State released three-star 2016 JUCO DB Devron Davis from his National Letter of Intent.

An undisclosed family matter relating to his mother forced Davis to ask for the release from his NLI several weeks ago. Said the 6-foot, 210-pounder, "No[w] that my mom has my uncle here I am trying to find another school. Because my uncle is here now I am comfortable with all of my options." He said that he has been contacted by UTSA, Baylor, USC and Buffalo (among others) since receiving his release. Davis plans on announcing his fresh landing spot some time later this month.
Source: Rivals
Jul 3 - 7:07 PM

Colorado State dismissed senior DB Preston Hodges.

Hodges was ruled academically ineligible for the 2016 season and subsequently dismissed from the team. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder recorded 69 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2014, but his production dipped last season, when he registered just 31 stops in 12 games. He was listed as a backup safety heading into the summer.
Jul 1 - 12:27 PM

Colorado State junior S Justin Sweet was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

He was arrested near the school's campus. Sweet was listed as the school's starting safety heading into spring practice. Head coach Mike Bobo is currently in Georgia working a satellite camp, according beat writer Kelly Lyell. Sweet played on 36 percent of CSU's defensive snaps last season, playing heavily against Fresno State and in the bowl game, and 30 percent the previous year.
Jun 16 - 8:33 AM

Nebraska graduate C Paul Thurston will transfer to Colorado State.

This will be Thurston's fifth year at the college level but never locked down a consistent starting gig. Thurston has served as the Cornhuskers' No. 2 center for multiple seasons, and perhaps he believes a path to the starting gig is available at Colorado State.
May 19 - 9:43 AM

Seahawks signed Colorado State CB DeAndre Elliott.

Elliott (6'1/188) made 33 starts for the Rams, tallying 27 career pass breakups and seven interceptions. Elliott's stock received a jolt at the Combine, where he showed average long speed (4.55) but blew up the vertical (41") and broad (10'5") jumps as well as agility drills. Elliott gave up just one touchdown pass and a 40.5% completion rate on throws into his coverage as a senior. Elliott has plus traits, but he wasn't quite a dominant college player and his speed is concerning. Either way, he's worth a shot.
May 3 - 11:52 PM

Bucs signed Colorado State TE Kivon Cartwright.

Cartwright (6'4/243) made 34 starts for the Rams, parlaying 75 catches into 1,136 yards (15.1 YPR) and 11 TDs. He made honorable mention All-Mountain West as a senior. Snubbed for a Combine invite, Cartwright displayed adequate athletic ability at Colorado State's Pro Day, running 4.77 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. Cartwright is built big with long arms (33 3/4") and huge hands (10 7/8"), but lacks fluidity in his movements and blocked poorly in college.
May 3 - 10:30 PM

Raiders selected Colorado State LB Cory James with the No. 194 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

James (6'1/229) made 46 starts for Coloado State, piling up 41 career tackles for loss, 24 sacks, and four forced fumbles. He split time between defensive end and middle linebacker and earned second-team All-Mountain West honors as a senior. James is undersized for both positions, but he did show NFL-level athleticism at CSU's Pro Day by running 4.6-flat with a 10-foot-7 broad jump and 35-inch vertical. James has an NFL future as a special teamer and perhaps an edge rusher in sub-package situations.
Apr 30 - 4:49 PM

Browns selected Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins with the No. 172 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Higgins (6'1/196) dominated the Mountain West before leaving school as a true junior, setting CSU career records for catches (239), receiving yards (3,649), and receiving TDs (31) in only three seasons. He earned first-team All-Mountain West accolades in both 2014 and 2015. Higgins' stock took a hit at the Combine, managing a 4.64 forty and 32-inch vertical. Higgins' athletic shortcomings are an obvious concern, but he may be able to overcome with standout ball skills and glue-like hands. He's sort of a mini Laquon Treadwell. An area of immense need, the Browns have now selected four receivers in the 2016 draft.
Apr 30 - 3:36 PM

Pro Football Focus pointed out that Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins cut back on his drops in 2015.

Higgins' 2014 campaign was one for the ages, as he caught 96 passes for 1,750 yards and 17 touchdowns. Hidden in all that meaty goodness, though, the 6-foot-1, 196-pounder did show one slight issue: He dropped eight passes. While his 2015 numbers were down (75 catches, 1,062 yards, eight touchdowns), he did manage to largely alleviate his drop issues. Higgins let only three passes slide last season. PFF ranks him as the ninth-best receiver in the 2015 pool and the No. 1 receiver outside of the Power-5.
Mar 31 - 3:35 PM

An anonymous donor gifted $20 million over the next 30 years to name Colorado State's new on-campus stadium Sonny Lubick Field.

For those who aren't quite up-to-speed on their Colorado State coaching history, Sonny Lubick served as the Rams' head coach from 1993-2007. His squads won or tied for six conference titles between the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West. Lubick's crew earned nine bowl bids during his time with the program. In a statement, CSU President Tony Frank said of the impressive donation, "Coach Sonny Lubick showed CSU how to win and be competitive at the highest levels – and in doing so, he helped set a trajectory that continues to this day. Sonny means so much to our community; it’s wonderful to honor him in this way." Colorado State's new stadium is set to open in 2017.
Mar 25 - 4:43 PM


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