It was one of the worst kept secrets this season for the Colorado State Rams. Nick Stevens would be the starting quarterback for the Rams.
However, after the showing he had against the Colorado Buffaloes, head coach Mike Bobo might be thinking about making a switch.
Stevens was just 6-20 for 31 yards. Threw no touchdowns, two picks, fumbled once, and was sacked twice. The offense as a whole struggled but Stevens seemed to be lost in the sauce. He didn’t seem to know where he wanted to throw the ball and when he did, he either overthrew the receiver by 10 yards or put it in the dirt at the receivers feet.
The lone bright spot for the rams offense occurred when coach Bobo put Faton Bauta back in the game in the third quarter. Bauta had one series in the first half, running for 4 yards, and going 1-2 for 2 yards passing. The one incompletion was at the receivers feet.
However, Bauta responded when put back in, as he led the Rams on their lone scoring drive of the game. He went 65 yards in 10 plays that ended with a 5 yard touchdown pass to Marcus Wilson on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Coach Bobo had the following to say after the game:
“We’ve got to reassess the quarterback situation,” “… We’ve got to be able to throw the ball more than we did tonight at a higher percentage. We’ve got to be able to stress the defense, and we weren’t able to do that. We’ll reassess it, and we’ll figure out who gives us the best chance to win next week.”
Bobo said of the decision to start Stevens, was that he truly won the starting job over Bauta and true freshman Collin Hill. However in the game, Bauta was able to move the ball downfield against a stout CU defense, whereas Stevens wasn’t.
Both QBs will keep pushing this week, but the starting QB position could still be up in the air until game time this week against the UTSA Roadrunners.