Colorado State Goes With Collin Hill For Wyoming Game
Hill Replaces K.J. Carta-Samuels Under Center For Border War
Colorado State Changes Quarterbacks
There will be a change at quarterback when Colorado State takes on Wyoming this Friday night in the 110th edition of the Border War. Redshirt sophomore Collin Hill will be under center for the Rams as he replaces K.J. Carta-Samuels.
The decision to replace Carta-Samuels with Hill was made the day after the 56-28 loss to Boise State last Friday night. Head coach Mike Bobo cited the need for a “spark as a football team” during his weekly press conference on Monday as the reason behind the move.
“We made the decision Saturday as a staff and told our guys yesterday that Collin Hill will start this game,” head coach Mike Bobo said during his weekly press conference on Monday. “We’re 3-5. I think we need a spark as a football team.”
Hill started three games in 2016 before blowing out his ACL against Utah State. He redshirted last season as Nick Stevens lead the Rams to a 7-6 record and their fifth straight bowl game. This year, he has not played all that great but coming in relief this past week against Boise State Hill had his best game completed 12 of 14 for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Hill was scheduled to be the starter this season before tearing his ACL this past spring during a pick up basketball game. He has appeared in six games so far this season.
Of course, Bobo adds a qualifier to having Hill as his starter.
“I’m the head coach, and I’m going to make the decision that gives us the best chance to win, and I feel Collin Hill gives us the best chance to win this week,” Bobo said. “Now, during the game, if I feel he doesn’t, I might put K.J. back in.”
Colorado State hosts Wyoming at Canvas Stadium this Friday at 8 p.m. MST. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network.