Arkansas vs. Colorado State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
Network: CBS Sports Network
Arkansas State (1-0) vs. Colorado State (0-2) Game Preview
One Reason Why Colorado State Will Win
It’s been a rough run so far for Colorado State, but the weapons are there to crank up the offense.
KJ Carta-Samuels had a bad day in the blowout loss to Colorado, but he and the offense cranked it up late in the ill-fated comeback attempt against Hawaii.
There’s no way this doesn’t get into a shootout, and that means Carta-Samuels has to put the Arkansas secondary on its heels from the start.
Eastern Illinois was able to throw for 230 yards and three scores against the Hog defensive backs, but those game mostly after the game was over. At home, the Rams have to find a new energy and have to hope the O can make for the D that has yet to start the season.
One Reason Why Arkansas Will Win
Colorado QB Steven Montez connected on 22-of-25 passes for 338 yards and four scores against Colorado State last week. Hawaii’s Cole McDonald hit 70% of his passes for 418 yards and three scores in the 43-34 win over the Rams.
The Arkansas quarterbacks should be in for a massive day.
Ty Storey came up with an efficient 261-yard, three score day against Eastern Illinois, and Cole Kelley wasn’t horrible when he got his shot. The two combined to hit 21-of-29 passes for 353 yards and four scores in the win. The Hog passing game will blow past that against this secondary.
What’s Going To Happen
Colorado State won’t be able to pull this off, but it will make it a whole lot of fun.
The storyline after this will be an Arkansas secondary that’s going to get crushed for big yards in a fun shootout. However, in his second game at the helm, Hog head coach Chad Morris will get a big, big day out of an offense that will be great early and won’t stop.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Arkansas 47, Colorado State 30
Line: Arkansas -13, o/u: 69.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4
Must See Rating: 2
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