The Colorado Buffaloes seek a marquee win against No. 2 Oregon this weekend.
Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain announced on Monday that Conner Smith will start against Hawai'i.
The Colorado State Rams host the Hawai'i Warriors on Saturday in a game between two teams looking for a first conference win on the season.
The Boise State Broncos are now the lone undefeated team in Mountain West Conference play after week eight's conclusion, with four teams currently tied for second place.
Boise State will try to remain undefeated in MWC play, while Colorado will hope to pull a massive upset over USC during a busy Week 8 in college football.
Chris Pederson's Broncos did their best to keep pace with Nevada in the Mountain West on Saturday with their second conference win of the season.