Colorado State Rams

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 27: Demarre Kitt #8 of the Clemson Tigers is interfered with while trying to make a catch during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
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Ex-Clemson WR Demarre Kitt tweets he’s committed to Colorado State

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After a nearly two-year absence, it appears Demarre Kitt is headed back to the FBS level.

On his personal Twitter account, Kitt announced that he has committed to Colorado State and continuing his collegiate playing career with the Rams. Since leaving Clemson in December of 2014, Kitt has played for at least two different junior colleges — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Ventura (Calif.) Junior College.

In his lone season at Clemson, Kitt had five receptions for 47 yards. A four-star member of Clemson’s 2014 recruiting class, Kitt was rated as the No. 16 receiver in the country and the No. 11 player at any position in the state of Georgia.

As Kitt will be coming in as a JUCO transfer, the wide receiver will be eligible to play immediately in 2017. He’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Boise State set an impressive FBS record during win against Colorado State

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 15: Defensive end Durrant Miles #91 of the Boise State Broncos celebrates a sack late in the second half of action against the Colorado State Rams on October 15, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 28-23. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
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Boise State had to hold on for dear life and survive not one but two onside kicks in order to beat Colorado State 28-23 on Saturday night. In the process the team managed to set an impressive FBS record while doing so.

The Broncos came into the contest without trailing for a single second through their first five games. Surprisingly, the Rams became the first team to take a lead the Mountain West leaders after kicking a 39-yard field goal with 7:24 remaining in the first quarter. That snapped an FBS-record run of 306:36 without trailing to begin the year, according to the school.

Quarterback Brett Rypien hit Thomas Sperbeck for a 12 yard touchdown with 27 seconds left in the first half for Boise State re-take the lead in the game so the Broncos have trailed for just over a quarter this season as a result of Saturday’s game.

Tailback Jeremy McNichols also rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the win to keep the team undefeated and in the driver’s seat for the Group of Five bid at the end of the year as well.

Big 12 expansion decision coming Monday?

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After months of speculation, the end, one way or another, could be near for one of the biggest off-field storylines in college football over the past several months.

The Big 12’s board of directors will gather Oct. 17 for a previously-scheduled meeting that will continue the conference’s discussion on expanding the league from 10 to 12 or 14 teams — or staying put — with some previously noting that that date could prove to be D-Day for the group.  With that date fast approaching, that could very well be the case as Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News writes that “[a] news conference has been scheduled after the… meeting, presumably to let everyone know whether the Big 12 will” expand or not.

The speculation of late, especially as it pertains to the reported waning of Oklahoma’s support for expanding, is that the Big 12 could indeed be leaning toward staying at 10 teams, or at the very least tabling the expansion discussion for now.  While “pretty much all the options are on the table,” Carlton writes, the likelihood of standing pat has grown of late.

Sources confirmed Wednesday that pretty much all the options are on the table, including the possibility of football-only membership with Houston and BYU the most likely members. The sources also confirmed that expansion has gone from likelihood about six weeks ago to maybe a 1-in-3 chance.

A total of 20 Group of Five schools, including 10 alone from the AAC, made initial pitches to the Big 12 for inclusion if the conference opted to expand.  Ultimately, nearly a dozen of those made the cut as “finalists.”

Of the 11 that are currently under consideration, seven come from the AAC — Cincinnati, Houston, SMU, Tulane, UCF, UConn, USF — two from the Mountain West — Air Force, Colorado State — and one from Conference USA — Rice. The lone remaining school, BYU, is a football independent.

Colorado State QB Collin Hill lost for the year due to torn ACL

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Collin Hill #15 of the Colorado State Rams carries the ball for a gain in the third quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota defeated Colorado State 31-24. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Colorado State will play the remainder of the season without freshman quarterback Collin Hill, the team’s leading passer. Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo announced on Monday Hill suffered a torn ACL that will sideline for the rest of the season.

Hill passed for 1,096 yards and eight touchdowns with just two interceptions in five games this season. As Bobo announced, the Rams will turn the offense over to junior Nick Stevens, who has appeared in three games and passed for 77 yards with two interceptions this season. Stevens was Colorado State’s leading passer in 2015 with 2,679 yards and 21 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

Colorado State enters this week with a 3-3 record after knocking off Utah State this past weekend, 31-24. The Rams hit the road this week to take on Boise State and still have road games at Air Force and San Diego State remaining as the Rams look to scratch together three more wins in order to become bowl eligible.

Despite report to contrary, president David Boren says Oklahoma hasn’t made up mind on Big 12 expansion

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 10: President of the University of Oklahoma David Boren and Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners talk before the game against the Baylor Bears November 10, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 42-34. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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It wouldn’t be the Big 12 without a little drama, now would it?

Tuesday, Pete Thamel of reported it’s believed that Oklahoma president David Boren, long thought to be a major proponent of expanding the Big 12 beyond 10 teams, “has reversed course on his view of expansion.” This report comes nearly two weeks after T. Boone Pickens‘ BFF infamously — and very surprisingly — tapped the expansion brakes.

“I wouldn’t take expansion as a given,” Boren said Sept. 14. “I wouldn’t take it as a sure thing.”

According to Thamel’s report, it appears that BYU, long a favorite of Boren, and the uproar over its honor code has caused Boren, and thus the university, to shift gears when it comes to expansion. Additionally, OU’s regents are reportedly not in favor of expansion and are pressuring Boren “to convey that message.”

That shift, at least what he’s putting out there for public consumption, is news to Boren.

“I do not know where the speculation came from,” Boren said in a statement to, “but Oklahoma has not yet taken a position on expansion.”

It was thought that expansion could be decided at a meeting of chancellors and presidents in Irving, Tex., in the middle of next month, although that could be pushed to the end of the year, if not the beginning of 2017. A total of 11 schools made the cut as “finalists” should the Big 12 expand, with those nearly dozen schools presenting their cases over the past couple of weeks.

Of the 11, seven come from the AAC — Cincinnati, Houston, SMU, Tulane, UCF, UConn, USF — two from the Mountain West — Air Force, Colorado State — and one from Conference USA — Rice. The lone remaining school, BYU, is a football independent.