Feb. 20, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Colorado State's 12-game football schedule for 2014 has been solidified with the release of the Mountain West schedule today. The Rams will play six home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, as well as the annual season-opening Rocky Mountain Showdown versus Colorado at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Television selections, including any moves to non-Saturdays, have not been finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks. The Rams are coming off a successful 2013 season under head coach Jim McElwain that included the most wins since 2002 (8) and a victory over Pac-12 foe Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
The home opener is Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. UC Davis and the annual Border War clash with Wyoming is set for Oct. 25 at Hughes Stadium. The Rams and Cowboys will meet in Fort Collins for the first time since 2011 after back-to-back years in Laramie.
The Rams will play four home games in a six-week stretch--along with just one road game and an open week--between Oct. 18 and Nov. 22. Colorado State will have two open dates throughout the 12-game slate, on Sept. 20 and Nov. 15.
After the season opener against Colorado, the Rams face an early Mountain West opener on the road at Boise State the weekend of Sept. 6. That game is followed by the Sept. 13 home opener against FCS foe UC Davis, which finished 5-7 in 2013.
CSU will then have its first open date before traveling to face Boston College on Sept. 27. The Eagles of the ACC finished 7-6 in 2013, including a trip to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La., where they fell to Arizona, 42-19.
The non-conference slate concludes Oct. 4 at Hughes Stadium when Tulsa comes to town. The Golden Hurricane finished 3-9 in 2013. The Rams then go on the road to face Nevada Oct. 11 before back-to-back home games versus Utah State (Oct. 18) and Wyoming (Oct. 25). CSU's last game outside the state of Colorado comes one week later on Nov. 1 at San Jose State, followed by a home game versus Hawai'i on Nov. 8.
CSU's second bye week comes Nov. 15 before the Nov. 22 home finale and Senior Day against New Mexico. The regular season slate concludes Nov. 29 at Air Force.
Colorado State will play two Mountain West opponents who participated in 2013 bowl games--Boise State (Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl; lost to Oregon State, 38-23) and Utah State (Poinsettia Bowl; beat Northern Illinois, 21-14)--along with 2013 bowl participant Boston College.
In the second year of the Mountain West's 12-team, two-division format, the Rams are members of the Mountain Division and will not play West Division foes Fresno State, San Diego State or UNLV for the second year in a row. CSU begins its eight-game MW slate with two road games, the first time it has done so since 1994 when they opened WAC play at Air Force and at 22nd-ranked BYU, coming away with wins against both.
Season-ticket renewals are being processed now, and new season-ticket orders can be made at this by visiting csurams.com/tickets or by calling 970-491-7267 (RAMS) purchasers may make an initial deposit at this time. Season-ticket packages also include the Rocky Mountain Showdown as part of a seven-game package.
Spring football practice is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 25 and the annual Green and Gold Spring Game takes place Saturday, April 19 at Hughes Stadium.
2014 Colorado State Football Schedule
Date--Opponent (Location), Time
8/30/14--vs. Colorado (Denver, Colo.), TBA
9/6/14--at Boise State (Boise, Idaho), TBA
9/13/14--vs. UC Davis (Fort Collins, Colo.), TBA
9/27/14--at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), TBA
10/4/14--vs. Tulsa (Fort Collins, Colo.)
10/11/14--at Nevada (Reno, Nev.), TBA
10/18/14--vs. Utah State (Fort Collins, Colo.), TBA
10/25/14--vs. Wyoming (Fort Collins, Colo.), TBA
11/1/14--at San José State (San José, Calif.), TBA
11/8/14--vs. Hawai'i (Fort Collins, Colo.), TBA
11/22/14-vs. New Mexico (Fort Collins, Colo.), TBA
11/29/14--at Air Force (Colorado Spring, Colo.), TBA
12/6/14--Mountain West Championship Game (location TBD), TBA
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