After winning the first game of the season with a new coach, the Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) will travel to Fort Collins, Colorado, to play the Colorado State Rams (0-2).
The Razorbacks under coach Chad Morris defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers 55-20 Sept. 1. Meanwhile, the Rams are coming into this game after losing to their in-state rival Colorado 45-13in Denver.
Arkansas was led by sophomore quarterback Cole Kelley and junior Ty Storey, who finished with the second highest quarterback rating in the country behind Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa after the first week of college football. Storey played the majority of the game, completing 12 of his 17 passes, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another. Kelley completed nine of his 12 passes and threw one touchdown pass.
The Rams are led by redshirt senior quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels. Throughout Colorado State’s two games against Hawaii and Colorado, Carta-Samuels has completed 52 passes on 83 attempts, throwing for six touchdowns and two interceptions.
In the backfield, the Hogs are led by junior Devwah Whaley, who ran for 28 yards on 10 runs and scored a touchdown during the game. Senior Izzy Matthews leads Colorado State with 93 yards and no scores.
Colorado State senior receiver Olabisi Johnson has 239 yards on 12 receptions, along with three touchdowns. Arkansas’ junior receiver La’Michael Pettway led with 93 yards and two touchdowns against the Panthers.
This will be the third time that the Hogs and the Rams will share the field. Arkansas holds the series lead, beating Colorado State in all of its past matchups. Their last meeting was in 1990 when the Hogs, then under first-year coach Jack Crowe, defeated the Rams 31-20 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
The game will be broadcasted on CBS Sports Network and kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.