It's a battle between a couple of 2-7 football teams on Saturday as the Colorado State Rams welcome the UNLV Rebels to Hughes Stadium.
The Rams will attempt to rebound from a wholly-disheartening loss in Wyoming, as the Colorado State offense was able to move the ball yet found the points hard to come by. Colorado State would score two late touchdowns to make the score somewhat reasonable, eventually losing to the Cowboys, 45-31.
Colorado State will have a decision to make at quarterback as starter Garrett Grayson was healthy and saw game action for the first time in over a month since suffering a clavicle injury. The Rams started redshirt freshman Connor Smith against Wyoming but benched him after an ineffective first half. Grayson was just 3-of-9 for 61 yards and an interception in relief, and the Rams turned to Smith once again to finish out the game.
UNLV picked up its second win of the season against New Mexico, a 35-7 victory that snapped a five-game losing streak for the Rebels. The Rams are favored by just two points to start the week, as a close game is expected between two struggling teams.
Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. MT with local television coverage on KTVD-20.