Collin Hill makes his first appearance of 2018 season

Collin Hill was all but guaranteed to be the starting quarterback in 2018 when Nick Stevens graduated last year. After tearing his ACL for the second time in his collegiate career in March, the program decided to bring in Washington graduate transfer K.J. Carta-Samuels, who ultimately won the starting gig while Hill rehabbed and worked on getting healthy for the season. 

Even after Carta-Samuels won the starting job though, it was always clear that the coaching staff admired Hill and his work ethic. 

Carta-Samuels set a program record with 537 passing yards in last Saturday's loss to Hawaii, but the veteran quarterback struggled to get the offense in rhythm against Colorado Friday night. In eight offensive drives under Carta-Samuels, the offense punted four times, turned the ball over once and scored just 10 points. 

Trying to get anything going offensively, CSU pulled Carta-Samuels with 12:40 remaining in the third quarter and brought in Hill. In two drives with the offense, Hill was 1-of-4 for five yards, before being replaced again by Carta-Samuels.