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2016 Colorado State Rams Football Schedule


Record: 7-5, 5-3 (MWC)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Friday
Sep. 2
Buffaloes Colorado Buffaloes
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
6:00pm MT
ESPN
Lost 44-7
Saturday
Sep. 10
Roadrunners UTSA Roadrunners
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
2:00pm MT
MWN
Won 23-14
Saturday
Sep. 17
Bears Northern Colorado Bears
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
2:00pm MT
ROOT
Won 47-21
Saturday
Sep. 24
Gophers at Minnesota Golden Gophers
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
10:00am MT
ESPNU
Lost 31-24
Saturday
Oct. 1
Cowboys Wyoming Cowboys
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
8:15pm MT
ESPNU
Lost 38-17
Saturday
Oct. 8
Aggies Utah State Aggies
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
8:00pm MT
CBSSN
Won 31-24
Saturday
Oct. 15
Broncos at Boise State Broncos
Albertson's Stadium, Boise, ID
8:15pm MT
ESPN2
Lost 28-23
Saturday
Oct. 22
Rebels at UNLV Rebels
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
3:30pm MT
ROOT
Won 42-23
Saturday
Oct. 29
OFF
Saturday
Nov. 5
Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
1:30pm MT
ROOT
Won 37-0
Saturday
Nov. 12
Falcons at Air Force Falcons
Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO
8:15pm MT
ESPNU
Lost 49-46
Saturday
Nov. 19
Lobos New Mexico Lobos
Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
8:15pm MT
ESPN2
Won 49-31
Saturday
Nov. 26
Aztecs at San Diego State Aztecs
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
7:00pm MT
CBSSN
Won 63-31
TBA Bowl Game
TBA   Opponent TBA TBA

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    1. Maverick
      August 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      It’s sad the Vanderbilt schedules a harder non-conference schedule than the most of its conference. This includes the entire SEC West.

      • gator HATER!
        August 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

        The entire SEC West is almost an NFL Division Mav. Maybe Alabama should schedule the Cowboys and LSU could play the Texans.

    2. gator HATER!
      August 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Maverick you hate on Ole Miss when they schedule a Power 5 and praise Vanderbilt when they don’t. Wow!

    3. Guest
      August 12, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Ole Miss – 2016 v.Florida St, 2017 @ Cal , 2018 v.Texas tech, 2019 v Cal, 2020 v Baylor

      • Maverick
        August 12, 2016 at 3:33 am

        Exactly! Ole Miss plays 1 non-conference power 5 game each year. Just one! It’s embarrassing. There should be no reason why a team that has less than a .500 record in conference play should be playing in a bowl game. NONE! Instead, their coach should be fired. In the SEC, if you go 2-6 in conference play, you can still go to a bowl game by going 4-0 against the likes of Alcorn State, UL-Lafayette, Southern Mississippi and Coastal Carolina. Disgusting!

        Once there is polarity in college football, people will stop complaining.

      • Maverick
        August 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        Once there is ***LESS*** polarity…

    4. Maverick
      August 12, 2016 at 3:39 am

      Look at Vandy’s schedules those years, dumb dumb. Notice how they already have the 1 required non conference Power 5 game. Still, it’s not enough. We want a minimum total of 10 power 5 games. Until there isn’t polarity and balance, we won’t stop complaining.

      2020 Vandy Non-Conference Schedule:
      09/05 – Mercer
      09/19 – at Kansas State
      09/26 – Colorado State

      2021 Vandy Non-Conference Schedule
      09/04 – ETSU
      09/11 – at Colorado State
      09/18 – Stanford
      10/02 – Houston

    5. Day
      August 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Maverick,

      ” we won’t stop complaining”

      Who is we? Do you mean you? I disagree, I think Vandy has done a fine job scheduling OOC being they’re Vandy. They also added Ga. Tech, WF, NCST & Purdue, not bad.

      • Maverick
        August 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm

        Day,
        That’s my point. Vandy has a harder schedule than most of the SEC. It’s embarrassing.

      • Day
        August 14, 2016 at 7:20 am

        Maverick,

        No it is not your point, here is the full sentence:

        “Still, it’s not enough. We want a minimum total of 10 power 5 games. Until there isn’t polarity and balance, we won’t stop complaining.”

        That’s my point, you complain even when little Vandy has a good schedule & mention how it’s not good enough.

      • Maverick
        August 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        You can make multiple points.
        1.) Vandy has a tougher OOC schedule than most of the SEC.
        2.) The SEC has the weakest OOC schedule by far.
        3.) The SEC takes advantage of a loophole in college football to play the easiest path to the CFP.
        4.) You play 8 conference games. Everyone but the ACC plays 9.
        5.) As such, because you have 14 teams, you will most likely have an extra 7 wins added to your conference. Example; instead of LSU playing South Carolina, LSU instead plays Troy. That’s all but certain a guaranteed win.
        6.) Your newly required Power 5 game is half the time at a “neutral” site down south.
        7.) You think Arkansas is good when they lost to Toledo and Texas Tech last year.
        8.) The year Mizzou won the SEC East, they lost to 0-8 Indiana.
        9.) The SEC EAST has by far a way harder schedule than the SEC West. It’s not even close. The SEC East always tries to play 10 Power 5 games compared to the SEC West that play the easiest possible OOC schedule.
        10.) Not all FBS wins should be equal, but beating Troy is the same as beating LSU.
        11.) Now, individually speaking, I understand why certain teams know their team is great. Having gone 7-1 in the SEC is a great feat no doubt. However, because they play 1 less conference game and the easiest non-conference schedule, their conference has at least 1 extra win each year. Because of this, the ESPN SoS makes it look like the SEC has the toughest SoS (Strength of Schedule).
        12.) Alabama would have been in the CFP regardless. They are the undisputed champs and a great team over the years.
        13.) I’ve heard all of your arguments. They don’t hold up.
        14.) SEC coaches will fight with vigor not to have 1 more conference games (like they’ve always done from when they play 6 conference games, 7 conference games, and now 8)
        15.) We would know the SEC is the greatest conference if they played an equal schedule with the other Power 5 teams and then beat the shit out of the other conferences in the bowl games. Unfortunately, the match-ups will continue to be off.
        16.) Unfortunately, none of this will make any difference to you, despite the writing being on the wall.

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    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
        So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        November 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
        So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
        never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
        Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
        All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
        Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)

        Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

    8. scotta@genesyspackaging.com
      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.

    10. Charles Dean
      November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Where is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.

      • Day
        November 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

        When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.

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    1. David
      April 20, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      By then, it should be a conference matchup. :D

    2. Gator Hater
      April 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Really great scheduling by the Rams in the coming seasons. Hopefully the Big XII will give them a look.

    3. JC16
      April 26, 2016 at 2:54 am

      It would be really cool if the BigXII added CSU and either Cincinnati or Memphis (or even Boise St.) to the conference and hosted a championship game. If that happened the Colorado and CSU match-up would get more attention nationally being a P5 ooc game and neither would have to pick up another P5 ooc match-up unless they wanted to. I think TT vs CSU would be a great conference rivalry especially within the same division.

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    1. Jinzo_2400
      April 18, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      This will be quite a tussle…and glad to see the Mountain West and MAC playing each other more and more….

      • Shep
        April 19, 2016 at 10:11 am

        I agree, I think they match-up better with each other than each conference does with the Sun Belt.

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    Arkansas, Colorado State Schedule 2019 Game

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    1. Evan
      April 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      But when will the SEC play a road game West of Texas?

      • Day
        April 8, 2016 at 10:22 am

        You should really look this stuff up before commenting, bashing the SEC with dumb questions does not make you look wise.

    2. Uga Hater
      April 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm

      Evan this is a schedule site go look at the SEC’s schedules. I will help you out…

      2016 Miss State @ BYU
      2017 Ole Miss @ Cal
      2019 Mizzou @ Wyoming
      2020 Mizzou @ BYU
      2021 Auburn @ Cal
      2021 LSU @ UCLA
      2022 LSU @ Ariz State
      2025 UGA @ UCLA

      hope this helps

      • WarMachine2013
        April 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Also Texas A&M at UCLA next year. Here is a list of SEC games out west since 2000:

        2000 Alabama at UCLA, Mississippi State at BYU
        2002 Mississippi State at Oregon, Auburn at USC
        2003 LSU at Arizona
        2005 LSU at Arizona State, Arkansas at USC
        2007 Tennessee at California
        2008 Georgia at Arizona State, Tennessee at UCLA
        2009 LSU at Washington
        2010 Georgia at Colorado, Ole Miss at Fresno State
        2013 Tennessee at Oregon

        I think I’m maybe missing one or two, but that’s pretty much it.

      • Day
        April 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

        Just to add…
        Texas A&M @ UCLA 17″, @ Colorado 21″
        Vandy @ Stanford 24′ 27

      • Eric
        June 1, 2016 at 3:43 am

        WarMachine,

        You need to make an * next to the LSU @ Arizona State game because that game was originally scheduled to be played in Louisiana, the only reason why it was played @ Arizona State was because of Hurricane Katrina.

        http://articles.latimes.com/2005/sep/06/sports/sp-fbcrep6

        “Louisiana State and Arizona State have moved their football game Saturday from Baton Rouge, La., to Tempe, Ariz., because of Hurricane Katrina, with the Sun Devils saying they will donate most of the gate receipts to the relief effort.”

        Lets not act like Louisiana State was originally scheduled to play there

    3. David
      April 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Good for Colorado State… 2019 is about when the XII will finally add a couple teams, and their upgrading their schedule is an excellent move to make. Also, it’s state land grant vs. state land grant, which is always a good matchup!

      • Eric
        June 1, 2016 at 3:48 am

        David,

        We both know at the end of the day there are more schools that are more deserving to move into the Big 12 before Colorado State.

        Currently atm I’d put Colorado Stae 8th or 9th on the list of candidates.

        Big 12 current targets

        1. BYU
        2. Boise State
        3. Houston
        4. Cincinnati
        5. Memphis
        6. SMU
        7. UCONN

        Honestly I think Cincinnati is the most logical due to West Virginia in the conference. followed by BYU/Boise State. Colorado State doesn’t do much in terms of bringing money into the conference even being able to get the Denver market back to the Big 12.

    4. WarMachine2013
      April 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Also includes a home-and-home in basketball. Wonder if we’ll start seeing more of these types of deals? I think Cincinnati and Michigan set something up like that, too.

    5. Cobra
      April 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Evan tells your team and the conference games they play West of Texas.

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