All 12 CSU football games will be televised in 2018
Colorado State football will have three games televised on AT&T SportsNet this upcoming season, as the regional network announced it will show the Rams' contests against Illinois State, New Mexico and Utah State.
CSU hosts Illinois State in its final non conference game on Sept. 22. The matchup with the Red Birds will come after three consecutive games against Power 5 opponents and is currently slated to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. MT.
The Rams' next contest on AT&T SportsNet will be the Homecoming game against New Mexico on Oct. 13. Colorado State traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. last October, defeating the Lobos by a field goal (27-24), in what was CSU's fourth consecutive victory over a Mountain West opponent in 2017. This year's matchup with New Mexico will be the second conference game of the season for the Rams, who will travel to San Jose State the week before. Kickoff for the Lobos game is currently scheduled for 2:00 p.m. MT.
Finally, CSU will host Utah State on Nov. 17. Kickoff is currently scheduled for 12 p.m. MT, as the Rams will be looking to defeat the Aggies for a fourth time in five seasons. CSU traveled to Logan, Utah. in 2017 and emphatically defeated the Aggies on their home turf, 27-13. In the conference matchup, CSU (509) outgained Utah State (212) by nearly 300 total yards and dominated the time of possession by 15 minutes.
With these three games being picked up by AT&T SportsNet, all 12 CSU football games will be televised this season.
A LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE (All times Mountain)
Saturday, Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m. - Hawai'i - CBS Sports Network
CSU is 15-9 all-time against Hawai'i, including a 51-21 victory on the island last season. This date will mark the earliest the Rams have ever started conference play, and the second time they've played a league foe in August (Nevada, Aug. 31, 1997).
Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. - vs. Colorado (Denver) - CBS Sports Network
For the second season in a row and third time in the last four years, the Rocky Mountain Showdown will not be the Rams' season-opening contest. Attendance for the annual rivalry game has increased each of the past five seasons, including the largest crowd since 2003 last fall.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. - Arkansas - CBS Sports Network
CSU is 0-3 all-time against Arkansas, with the most recent meeting coming in 1990 in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks have never played the Rams in Fort Collins. CSU has hosted an SEC team only once before - a 1981 showdown against No. 19 Mississippi State.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. - at Florida - SEC Network
This will be the first meeting between CSU and Florida. The Gators will be playing in their first season under head coach Dan Mullen.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. - Illinois State – AT&T SportsNet
This will be the first meeting between CSU and Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Redbirds have had success against FBS foes, including a 9-7 win over Big Ten foe Northwestern in 2016.
Saturday, Sept. 29 - [Bye]
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m. - at San Jose State - CBS Sports Network
CSU is 5-4 all-time against San José State, with the Rams winning 42-14 over the Spartans to close the 2017 regular season.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. - New Mexico – AT&T SportsNet
The Rams have beaten New Mexico eight consecutive times and hold a 41-25 advantage in the series. CSU held off a late Lobos rally to win 27-24 in Albuquerque last year.
Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. - at Boise State - ESPN2
CSU is seeking its first win against Boise State in its eighth matchup all-time against the Broncos.
Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. - Wyoming - CBS Sports Network
The Rams have played Wyoming more than any other team, holding a 57-46-5 advantage in the series.
Saturday, Nov. 3 - [Bye]
Saturday, Nov. 10 - at Nevada - ESPN Networks
CSU is 11-3 all-time against Nevada, including a 44-42 win in Fort Collins last season.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. - Utah State – AT&T SportsNet
The Rams defeated Utah State 27-14 last season in Logan to improve to 39-33-2 all-time in the series.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m. - at Air Force - CBS Sports Network
Air Force has won the last two meetings between the programs and holds a 34-21-1 lead in the all-time series.
Saturday, Dec. 1 - MW Championship Game
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