After completing a 10-3 season last season, expectations were high heading into Fort Collins this season.
With the departure of Jim McElwain to Florida and key contributors like Garrett Grayson and Dee Hart leaving for the NFL, the question coming into this season was which identity would CSU take on. So far the Rams are off to a disappointing 2-3 start under first year coach Mike Bobo but Boise State should expect a fight from the Rams.
The Colorado State offense loves to throw the ball, and make use of their weapons on the outside, most notably, Rashard Higgins. Higgins has only played in four of the Rams five games this season but his stats are impressive.
On the season he has 30 receptions for 426 yards and four touchdowns. The Bronco secondary has played very well so far and will need to key in on Higgins who has the ability to take over a game.
The Rams defense consists of a base 4-3 that has been struggling all year. The lowest point total the Rams have given up to an FBS team all year is 23 points and I expect Brett Rypien to continue his terror against their defense.
This isn’t the same Colorado State team that almost stole the Broncos spot in the Mountain West title game. The team is still adjusting to life post Mcelwain and Boise State appears to be finding their stride. Colorado State will put up a fight but I expect the Broncos to pull away in the second half.
Final Score Prediction
Boise State 34
Colorado State 16