Over the last two seasons, Colorado State Rams football has gone a combined 18-9, which includes the Gildan New Mexico Bowl win as well as the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl loss. Love him due to the team's success or hate him due to him leaving before that Las Vegas Bowl, former head coach Jim McElwain pushed CSU in every way, earned their respect and created a winning culture.
CBS Sports Network has caught on. This year, CBS Sports will broadcast six of the Rams' football games, with the ESPN family of networks covering two additional contests. That means eight total Colorado State games will be available for viewing along the Front Range and beyond.
Here's a look at the team's updated schedule, including kickoff times for games now scheduled on CBS Sports Network:
Sept. 5, Savannah State, TBA
Sept. 12, Minnesota, 1:30 p.m., CBS Sports
Sept. 19, Colorado (in Denver), 5 p.m., CBS Sports
Sept. 26, at UTSA, TBA
Oct. 3, at Utah State, TBA, ESPN Networks
Oct. 10, Boise State, 5 p.m., CBS Sports
Oct. 17, Air Force, 1:30 p.m., CBS Sports
Oct. 31, San Diego State, 1:30 p.m., CBS Sports
Nov. 7, at Wyoming, TBA, ESPN Networks
Nov. 14, UNLV, TBA
Nov. 21, at New Mexico, TBA
Nov. 28, at Fresno State, CBS Sports
(Bold games indicate home. CSU hosts CU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.)
Current head coach Mike Bobo will be in the spotlight during his first season with the team. But, if what we saw from the Dove Valley scrimmage and Spring Game hold true, Bobo has already commanded respect from his players and is working to mold the culture in his style.
Colorado State has a chance to set themselves up with a third straight bowl game with this solid but not overwhelming schedule. Bobo's offense will go only as far as (likely) starting quarterback Nick Stevens can take them, but he's impressed and progressed with nearly every snap of experience he takes.
During the summer, Bobo said he expects Stevens and (likely) backup Coleman Key to conduct and lead informal practices, something Stevens welcomes.