Collin Hill to start against Wyoming

Two years after tearing his ACL and losing the starting position, quarterback and team captain, Collin Hill will make his first start of the 2018 season against the Wyoming Cowboys in Fort Collins, Friday night. Colorado State head football coach Mike Bobo confirmed the news to reporters at his weekly press conference, Monday afternoon.

Hill has played in six games in 2018, but the Border War will be his first opportunity to lead the offense as the team’s starter. So far this season, Hill has completed 25-of-48 pass attempts (52.1 percent) for 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

According to Mike Brohard of the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the decision to start Hill was made last Saturday, after Hill played the entire fourth quarter against Boise State last Friday. In the outing, Hill had his best statistical performance of 2018, completing 12-of-14 attempts for 135 yards and one touchdown.

Prior to tearing his ACL for the first time in the 2016, Hill played in five games as a true freshman. During those games, Hill completed 58 percent of his passes and threw for 1,096 yards, including a stellar performance through the air in the 2016 edition of the Border War. Against the Pokes, Hill threw for 370 yards in a losing effort, before getting injured in a win over Utah State the following week.

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