The Rams of Colorado State University had a great season in 2014. Head Coach Jim McElwain, in his fourth year at the school, led his squad to a 10-3 Won-Loss record. The rams were also a member of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) and in head-to-head completion with other member schools, the Rams managed to win six games while losing just two.
Their stellar performance on the gridiron earned this football program an invitation to the Las Vegas Bowl. It lost that game to twenty-third ranked Utah University.
Coach McElwain resigned his position when the football season ended and was promptly hired as Head Coach by the University of Florida. That resulted in Offensive Coordinator Dave Baldwin being named Interim Head Coach.
The Rams, while seeking a new Head Coach, got off to a solid start in 2015 when they played their home opener on September 5th against Savannah State University. Colorado State University won the game easily by a score of 65-13. Two more home games followed the opening win, but both resulted in very tough losses.
On September 12th, the Rams hosted the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota and lost in overtime by a score of 23-20. This past Saturday, September 19th, the home team lost again, this time to the Buffaloes of the University of Colorado. This contest also went into overtime before the visitors prevailed by a score of 27-24.
One blowout victory and two tight losses are a clear indication that Colorado State University’s football team is formidable and capable of beating any opponent. Of course, it will take a little luck to go along with the team’s talent to produce a winning season.
The Rams will get their chance to prevail in each of the remaining home games. The team will line up against Boise State University on October 10th, the Air Force Academy on October 17th, San Diego State University on October 31st and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on November 14th.
The team’s remaining road games appear to be competitive and offer the Rams several chances for wins away from home. It begins with a trip to the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) on September 26th, follows with a game at Utah State University on October 3rd, the University of Wyoming on November 7th, the University of New Mexico on November 21st and Fresno State University on November 28th.
The schedule can best be described as “fair and balanced.” The Rams are certainly good enough to win some, perhaps many, of their road games. The truth is that a bowl game is very likely in this team’s future.
Courtesy of Colorado State University