4. What is the most important game of the year on the schedule?
@MattK_FS – Because a lot of the winnable conference games are earlier on CSU’s slate, I think the home game against Air Force on November 16 could be huge if the Rams exceed expectations and find themselves in a position to clinch bowl eligibility.
@BradHubbard – Wyoming and Colorado. These are big rivalry games and CSU hasn’t even been remotely competitive against Colorado in the last few outings despite having, arguably, as much talent as the Buffaloes.
@J0shFr3d – Most important game on the schedule is Boise State. Have a gut feeling this game could be a deciding factor in someone’s season.
@JeremyMauss – Rivals, right? Mike Bobo has struggled against Air Force, Colorado and Wyoming. If the Rams want to go to a bowl these are games that are within the range of probability, so take two of those and a bowl game is within reach
5. What will be the record be this year?
@MattK_FS – I have Colorado State at 3-9, but the path is there for 5-6 wins if they can steal a win or two at home where they’re likely to be underdogs.
@BradHubbard – 5-7 or 7-5. Feel like it will come down to two games and that will dictate the season.
@J0shFr3d – Anywhere from 6-6 to 8-4.
@JeremyMauss – 3-9. There are so few games that can be marked in for sure as victories on this schedule. There are few toss ups that could go their way if QB Collin Hill lives up to his potential and the defense takes a step forward. Those games are all home or neutral contests against Colorado, Toledo, Arkansas, San Diego State and Air Force. If they win two or three of those they could be in the are of bowl eligibility.
6. Give us one bold prediction?
@JeremyMauss – Colorado State defeats Arkansas for the second straight year. The Razorbacks play a league game the week before in Ole Miss and have San Jose State the week after. Plus, Arkansas is not expected to be that much better so they are near the bottom of the SEC.