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Colorado State Rams football
Current season:
2019 Colorado State Rams
Colorado State Rams.jpg NCAA-MW-Colorado State Rams Green Helmet.png
First season 1893
Head coach Mike Bobo
4th year, 24–27 (.471)
Home stadium Canvas Stadium
Field Sonny Lubick Field
Year built August 2017
Stadium capacity 41,200
Stadium surface Shaw Sports Turf - Power Blade Elite
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Conference Mountain West
Division Mountain
All-time history
Colorado State Rams Historical Teams
1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023
All-time record 526–585–33 (.474)
Postseason bowl record 6–11 (.353)
Conference titles 15
Rivalries Colorado Buffaloes (rivalry)
Wyoming Cowboys (rivalry)
Air Force Falcons (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
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Colors Green and Gold

             


Fight song "Stalwart Rams"
Mascot CAM the Ram
Outfitter Under Armour
Website csurams.com

The Colorado State Rams football team represents Colorado State University located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Rams are a member of the NCAA FBS Mountain West Conference and play their home games at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins. The Rams (as of 2019) are currently coached by Mike Bobo.

History

Early history

Colorado State football dates back to 1893, when the school was known as Colorado Agricultural University and official nickname adopted on its formation, as well as for all of the other sports in the university's athletic program, was branded the "Aggies". Its first football coach was W. J. Forbes, who led the team in 1899 to a 1–2–1 record.[1] He was succeeded by George Toomey in 1900, who led the Aggies to a record of 1–3.

Harry W. Hughes accepted the position of athletic director and head football coach at Colorado Agricultural University in 1911 and turned a winless team in 1911 into conference champions and an undefeated record in 1915.[2] Hughes also helped build Colorado Field, the first sodded football field in Colorado history, replacing Durkee Field (1899–1911). Colorado Field was the home of the Colorado Aggies (the school, team and athletic program would again rebrand themselves, now as the Colorado A&M Aggies in 1935)  and the Colorado State Rams, (the school's present name and athletic program's present nickname, which it rebranded itself to in 1957) from 1912 to 1967.

Harry Hughes won eight conference championships in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 1915, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1925, 1927, 1933, and 1934.[3] He was a member of the NCAA National Rules Committee beginning in 1926 until his retirement. Hughes coached the Aggies from 1911 to 1941 in football and remained as the Athletic Director until his retirement in 1953. In the early 1930s Hughes was given the nickname "Dean of American Football Coaches" by sportswriters and fellow coaches for his many seasons at one school. He was famously known as one of the most fair and sportsmanlike football coaches in America. He coached football from 1911 to 1941 and after resigning as football coach in 1946, he remained as the school's Athletic Director until 1953.[2] Upon his retirement he was inducted into the Helms Football Hall of Fame on Harry Hughes Day, November 8, 1952.

Known as a tough but fair coach, Hughes was a strict disciplinarian who developed a play in 1914 known as the Million Dollar Play.[4] This triple pass was an end around play based on the single wing formation and helped Hughes lead his teams to national fame. Some of Hughes' greatest players were Ralph "Sag" Robinson (All-American Honorable Mention 1916), Kenneth Hyde (1925 All-American 3rd team) and Glenn Morris (1936 US Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal winner).[4] Hughes broke the color barrier in modern Colorado football in 1939 when he played John Mosley between 1939 and 1942.[4]

When Colorado State University built their new football stadium in 1968, it was named Hughes Stadium in his honor.[2] Hughes' final record at CSU was 126–92–18.[5]

Conference championships

The Rams have won fifteen conference championships, eight occurring during their tenure in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, one in the Skyline Conference, three in their time in the Western Athletic Conference, and three in their current conference, the Mountain West Conference.

Conference titles won
Year Conference Head Coach Overall record Conf. record
1915 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 7–0 7–0
1916 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 6–0–1 6–0–1
1919 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 7–1 n/a
1920 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 6–1–1 6–0–1
1925 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 9–1 8–0
1927 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 7–1 7–1
1933 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 5–1–1 n/a
1934 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Harry W. Hughes 6–2–1 n/a
1955 Skyline Conference Bob Davis 8–2 6–1
1994 Western Athletic Conference Sonny Lubick 10–2 7–1
1995 Western Athletic Conference Sonny Lubick 8–4 6–2
1997 Western Athletic Conference Sonny Lubick 11–2 7–1
1999 Mountain West Conference Sonny Lubick 8–4 5–2
2000 Mountain West Conference Sonny Lubick 10–2 7–1
2002 Mountain West Conference Sonny Lubick 10–4 6–1

Logos/Uniforms

Image gallery

Recent seasons

2010-2019

Season Coach Record
2019 Mike Bobo 4-8
2018 Mike Bobo 3-9
2017 Mike Bobo 7-6
2016 Mike Bobo 7-6
2015 Mike Bobo 7-6
2014 Jim McElwain; Dave Baldwin 10-3
2013 Jim McElwain 8-6
2012 Jim McElwain 4-8
2011 Steve Fairchild 3-9
2010 Steve Fairchild 3-9

2000-2009

Season Coach Record
2009 Steve Fairchild 3-9
2008 Steve Fairchild 7-6
2007 Sonny Lubick 3-9
2006 Sonny Lubick 4-8
2005 Sonny Lubick 6-6
2004 Sonny Lubick 4-7
2003 Sonny Lubick 7-6
2002 Sonny Lubick 10-4
2001 Sonny Lubick 7-5
2000 Sonny Lubick 10-2

1990-1999

Season Coach Record
1999 Sonny Lubick 8-4
1998 Sonny Lubick 8-4

References

  1. 1 second ago (2015-05-07). The untimely death of CSU's first football coach William Forbes - Colorado State University Official Athletic Site. Csurams.com. Retrieved on 2017-06-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1 second ago. Harry Hughes Bio - Colorado State University Official Athletic Site. Csurams.com. Retrieved on 2017-06-02.
  3. September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09). The road to Hughes Stadium. Collegian.com. Retrieved on 2017-06-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The man behind Hughes Stadium's name. Coloradoan.com. Retrieved on 2017-06-02.
  5. Harry Hughes Coaching Record | College Football at. Sports-reference.com (1970-01-01). Retrieved on 2017-06-02.

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