Two more teams will be announced at a later date to round out the eight-team field. The Buffaloes fell one spot to No. George Washington is on the cusp of the Top 25 and receiving votes in both polls.
It's the second straight year CSU has started its season on the early weekend, and the Rams are hoping to repeat the same result as its win against Oregon State in The Rams will also have a short turnaround for Week 1 as they take on rival Colorado on Friday night in Denver.
It's the third straight year Hawaii has gotten its season started here in "Week Zero," in its last two after beating UMass in a road game last season. Viewing information Date: Saturday, Aug.
But with Saint Juste gone, we're going to see Hawaii return to the run and shoot offense in Sophomore Cole McDonald is the new starting quarterback, and top receiver John Ursua is back in action after going down with a season-ending injury in the middle of last season.
At the time, Ursua was averaging 9.
Hawaii has posted just one winning season in the last ten years, but are hoping to reclaim run-and-shoot glory with McDonald and Ursua leading the way. Bobo is the team's offensive playcaller, and getting him back this week is not only great news for his well-being but keeps things consistent for the offense heading into his fourth year as the Rams' coach.
Bobo is in Mountain West play, and Colorado State has won all four of its meetings with the Warriors as conference foes.
Prediction There's big-time turnover for Colorado State as well with CSU losing a huge chunk of its offensive production from without quarterback Nick Stevens and wide receiver Michael Gallup on the roster. It wouldn't surprise me if this game was close early as the Rams get their feet wet offensively, but a pretty solid CSU defense should help the Rams pull away late.
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