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2018 Colorado State Rams football
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2018 record3–9 (2–6 MW)
Head coachMike Bobo (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Johnson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Jancek (1st season)
Home stadiumCanvas Stadium
(Capacity: 41,200)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 Mountain West Conference football standings The 2018 Colorado State Rams football team represented Colorado State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rams were led by fourth-year head coach Mike Bobo and played their home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado as members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in Mountain West play to finish in fifth place in the Mountain Division.

Previous seasonEdit

The Rams finished the 2017 season 7–6, 5–3 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for second place in the Mountain Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they lost to Marshall.

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Doak Walker Award[1] Izzy Matthews RB SR
John Mackey Award[2] Cameron Butler TE SO
Lou Groza Award[3] Wyatt Bryan K SR
Ray Guy Award[4] Ryan Stonehouse P SO
Wuerffel Trophy[5] Adam Prentice RB SO
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[6] K.J. Carta-Samuels QB SR

Mountain West media daysEdit

During the Mountain West media days held July 24–25 at the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip, the Rams were predicted to finish in third place in the Mountain Division.[7]

Media pollEdit

Mountain Division
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Boise State 132 (22)
2 Wyoming 95
3 Colorado State 82
4 Utah State 78
5 Air Force 52
6 New Mexico 23

Preseason All-Mountain West TeamEdit

The Rams had one player selected to the preseason all-Mountain West team.[8]

Specialists

Ryan Stonehouse – P

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 255:30 p.m.HawaiiCBSSNL 34–4331,007
August 317:30 p.m.vs. Colorado*CBSSNL 13–4570,158
September 85:30 p.m.Arkansas*
  • Canvas Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
CBSSNW 34–2731,894
September 152:00 p.m.at Florida*SECNL 10–4880,021
September 221:00 p.m.No. 16 (FCS) Illinois State*
  • Canvas Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
ATTSNRML 19–3526,259
October 68:30 p.m.at San Jose StateCBSSNW 42–3013,802
October 132:00 p.m.New Mexicodagger
  • Canvas Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
ATTSNRMW 20–1836,514
October 197:00 p.m.at Boise StateESPN2L 28–5632,299
October 268:00 p.m.Wyoming
CBSSNL 21–3432,125
November 108:30 p.m.at NevadaESPNUL 10–4913,755
November 1712:00 p.m.No. 14 Utah State
  • Canvas Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
ATTSNRML 24–2919,226
November 221:30 p.m.at Air ForceCBSSNL 19–2717,432
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Source:[9]

Game summariesEdit

HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 10 13 14 6 43
Rams 7 0 13 14 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
15–9 2017 W, 51–21


vs ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 21 7 17 0 45
Rams 7 3 0 3 13



Overall record Last meeting Result
23–66–2 2017 L, 3–17


ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 6 14 0 27
Rams 3 6 8 17 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1990 L, 20–31


at FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 7 0 10
Gators 6 21 0 21 48



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Illinois StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 (FCS) Redbirds 0 14 7 14 35
Rams 6 0 7 6 19



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


at San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 14 0 14 42
Spartans 0 0 30 0 30



Overall record Last meeting Result
5–4 2017 W, 42–14


New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 3 8 7 18
Rams 7 7 3 3 20



Overall record Last meeting Result
40–25 2017 W, 27–24


at Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 7 14 28
Broncos 21 14 7 14 56



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–7 2017 L, 52–59OT


WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 3 21 10 34
Rams 0 0 7 14 21



Overall record Last meeting Result
59–46–4 2017 L, 13–16


at NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 10 10
Wolf Pack 7 21 21 0 49



Overall record Last meeting Result
12–3 2017 W, 44–42


Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Aggies 3 7 10 9 29
Rams 0 7 3 14 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
40–33–2 2017 W, 27–14


at Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 13 0 6 19
Falcons 7 10 0 10 27



Overall record Last meeting Result
21–34–1 2017 L, 28–45


Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
7 247 Olabisi Johnson WR Minnesota Vikings

ReferencesEdit

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