The Colorado State football team had a bye this weekend, giving them two weeks to prepare for the upcoming homecoming game against San Jose State.
With CSU out of the mix for the week, it seemed like a good opportunity to check up on some of the other teams in the Mountain West Conference.
San Jose State played Hawaii this weekend coming up with a 37-27 win. Sitting at 2-3, just like the Rams, the Spartans are coming off of one of their easier weeks, having just beat the only team ranked below them in the West Division.
The next game on the schedule for the Rams is the Wyoming Cowboys who currently have a record of 3-2. The Cowboys are ranked second in the Mountain Division, sitting two spots ahead of CSU. Having beat CSU for the last four years in a row, this year’s away game for Ram fans would be the perfect opportunity to travel and show support during the battle for the Bronze Boot. Wyoming’s most impressive game thus far this season was arguably the opener against Nebraska, during which they suffered a 37-34 point loss.
Another road game finds Colorado State at Hawaii, who has yet to win a game this season. This game is a must-win for the Rams.
During week nine the Rams find themselves up against the Boise State Broncos, who have proven to be a difficult opponent. In 2011 the Broncos beat the Rams 63-13, and again last year 42-14. This year their wins have been impressive, winning by 49, 22, and 53 points. Their two losses come in the form of a 32 point loss to Washington and a one point loss to the still undefeated Fresno State Bulldogs. Although the Rams have suffered losses in their last two meetings with the Broncos, if they can play the way they did against the SEC’s Alabama there’s no reason why the Rams shouldn’t come out on top.
Although these teams don’t always have the games with the most national attention, it’s important to keep an eye on the performances of the teams in the Mountain West conference. They are opponents. Rivals. The teams the Rams need to beat.
So grab your grills and corn-holes, Ram fans, and be sure to get your tickets this week for the homecoming game against San Jose State. Kickoff is at 1:30 P.M. at Hughes Stadium.