CSU Rams will start QB Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi vs. CU Buffs in Rocky Mountain Showdown

FORT COLLINS — In his biggest game as CSU Rams coach, Jay Norvell just made his biggest call.

Norvell announced Monday morning that Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi will start for the Rams at quarterback against No. 18 CU in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Folsom Field.

“I just felt like the timing was right for Brayden to get that opportunity,” said Norvell, who brought Fowler-Nicolosti in to replace Clay Millen in a 50-24 season-opening loss to Washington State two weeks ago. “I’m not blaming Clay, by any means.”

Fowler-Nicolosi started CSU’s win at Nevada last year while Millen was recovering from an injury. The 6-foot-1 freshman completed 13 of 20 throws and threw for two touchdowns in relief of Millen against the Cougars.

“We tell Brandon, at the end of the day (it’s) football,” senior CSU wideout Tory Horton said. “Of course, it’s going to be a little faster and (the reads) are going to have to be a little more quicker. But (the opportunity) he has is incredible and when he goes out there and he lets the ball fly … you can do great things.”

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