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Colorado State football coach Mike Bobo expects junior QB Nick Stevens to remain starter next year.

"Nick Stevens is our starter right now," Bobo said. "Nick Stevens is obviously our starter going into spring ball; Nick Stevens will be our starter going into fall camp." The 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior-to-be will have to fend off sophomore-to-be Collin Hill to keep the starting gig. Hill briefly overtook Stevens this past season but tore his ACL in October. Stevens finished with 1,936 passing yards and a 19/5 TD/INT rate while ranking No. 5 nationally in passing efficiency (171.3). Stevens capped off the campaign by throwing for 445 yards and five touchdowns in the wild 61-50 bowl loss to Idaho.
Jan 8 - 12:39 PM

Colorado State booted junior WR Xavier Williams off the team for a rules violation.

Williams' abbreviated campaign ended with four cathces for 91 yards. In two years with the Rams, he had 49 catches for 661 yards and five touchdowns.
Source: Coloradoan
Jan 7 - 12:58 PM

Colorado State dismissed redshirt freshman defensive lineman O’Shea Jackson for a "failure to comply with team rules."

Jackson was a six-game starter this fall. He made 16 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs.
Jan 7 - 12:53 PM

Colorado State sophomore WR Olabisi Johnson caught seven passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 61-50 loss to Idaho in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Johnson has been a deep threat all season long, averaging 21.9 yards per reception for the 2016 campaign. He topped that by a healthy margin on Thursday in averaging a sweet 37.9 yards per catch. The 6-foot, 190-pounder scored both of his touchdowns from distance against the Vandals, hauling in a wide-open 52-yard bomb from QB Nick Stevens at the start of the second quarter and coming back around to snatch a 73-yarder early in the fourth quarter. Prior to this statistically noteworthy showing, Johnson had not posted a 100-yard receiving effort for the 2016 campaign.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Colorado State junior QB Nick Stevens completed 21-of-36 passes for 445 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 61-50 win over Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

If you envisioned the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl unfolding as the third-highest scoring bowl game in history, go buy yourself a lottery ticket. Because that did, indeed, come to pass. The Rams looked largely listless through three quarters and trailed by a 41-14 margin entering the fourth quarter, then proceeded to drop your typical 36-point fourth quarter. Stevens squeezed off three of his five touchdown passes in that final quarter. Both the 445 yards passing and the five touchdown tosses represented season bests for Stevens.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Colorado State freshman RB Marvin Kinsey Jr. suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's practice.

As a result, HC Mike Bobo confirmed, Kinsey will miss the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl later this month. Kinsey was impressive in a backup role during his first year on campus, rushing for 546 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries (5.9 ypc). Dalyn Dawkins and Izzy Matthews will divvy carries against Idaho in the bowl game.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Former Tennessee sophomore WR Preston Williams announced his transfer to Colorado State.

247 Sports' John Brice reported Williams was interested in west coast schools, and Colorado State is certainly closer to that location than Tennessee. Brice added Williams was interested in playing at the JUCO level before a potential transfer, but those details have not emerged. Williams caught 16 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns during his time with the Vols, and he will likely have to sit out the 2017 season.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 10:28:00 AM

Colorado State received a verbal commitment from 2017 JUCO WR Demarre Kitt.

Kitt initially signed with Clemson as part of the 2014 recruiting class. Rivals ranked him as the No. 121 overall prospect for that cycle. He played one year with the Tigers, recording five catches for 47 yards. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder opted to move on from Clemson in December of his freshman year and has since suited up for a pair of junior college programs. As a JUCO transfer, Kitt will be eligible to play immediately with the Rams in 2017.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 05:07:00 PM

247Sports' John Brice reports that Tennessee sophomore WR Preston Williams is leaving the team.

Brice writes that Williams is interested in joining a JUCO program immediately. Beyond that, a potential cross-country jump could be in order, as the 6-foot-4, 209-pounder "has researched multiple West Coast schools, including the University of Southern California." In 12 games (three starts) with Tennessee over these past two years, Williams caught 16 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He was graded as a four-star recruit out of high school.
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Colorado State true freshman QB Collin Hill will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a torn left ACL.

Hill tore his ACL against Utah State on Saturday, with the injury confirmed on Sunday after an MRI. HC Mike Bobo explained the circumstance, saying, "It was non-contact. He was just planting off his left foot, and it buckled. Tough thing for Collin, tough for our football team." The 6-foot-5, 210-pound freshman was installed as starter in Week 3 and since taking over the reigns, had thrown for 1,070 yards with an 8/2 TD/INT ratio in three-plus contests. Nick Stevens -- who lost his job due to extreme ineffectiveness -- closed out the Utah State contest after Hill was injured and is expected to act as starter moving forward.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 02:16:00 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."
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 05:21:00 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.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 03:22:00 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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 03:47:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 11:44:00 PM


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