Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the Colorado State season with what you need to know.
2018 Record: 3-9 overall, 2-6 in Mountain West
Head Coach: 5th year, 24-27
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLORADO STATE OFFENSE
– The offense scored its fewest points since 2011, with no running game to get excited about, but with a passing attack that cranked up 305 yards per game. The O moved the chains, and it had its moments, but it was almost never clutch and it couldn’t make up for the mediocre defense.
– It starts with an offensive line that was okay in pass protection, but couldn’t do anything against the run. Only two starters are back, and it’ll be a work in progress though fall camp to come up with the right starting five. The backs are there, though, to do more on the ground. Marcus McElroy has the talent to be a breakout star, and there’s good depth with leading rusher Izzy Matthews and senior Mavin Kinsey back.
– Colorado State has been a machine for wide receivers, and it’ll miss Preston Wilson – one of the few bright spots from last season. However, Warren Jackson has the makeup and skills to be the new star of the show, and Auburn transfer Nate Craig-Myers about to be a strong No. 2, at least. Throwing to them is QB Collin Hill, decent veteran passer who’s had a hard time staying in one pice. Nebraska transfer Patrick O’Brien will push, but he’ll almost certainly be the backup.