The Colorado State Rams, fresh off a bye week, will go for their second win of the season against the Hawaii Warriors, another team fresh off a bye searching for win No. 2 of 2012.
The Rams will do so with its third-string quarterback. Conner Smith will start for the first time in his college career in place of M.J. McPeek, who injured his shoulder in the Rams' last game against San Diego State on Oct. 13.
Both teams, led by first-year head coaches (Jim McElwain for Colorado State, and Norm Chow for the Warriors), have struggled to move the ball and score so far this season. The Rams rank 104th in the FBS with 326.1 yards per game of total offense, and they rank 118th (out of 120 teams) in scoring offense at 15.7 points per game.
Hawaii is 118th in total offense, gaining 287.3 yards per game, and it ranks 102nd in scoring with 20.8 points per game.
The game kicks off at 5 p.m. MT on Saturday, and will be broadcast on KTVD-20.