Colorado State Wins 27-14 In Logan For The First Time Since 2011.
Head Coach Mike Bobo puts the offense in park and the Rams move to 2-0 in conference play.
Colorado State Wins 27-14 in Logan
The Colorado State Rams came into this year looking to establish themselves as Mountain West championship contenders. They were able to move towards that goal with a win over Utah State.
The Rams put most of their 27 points on the board in the first half, with 24. Nick Stevens threw two touchdown passes, one to Cameron Butler and one to Dalton Fackrell.
Izzy Matthews had the Rams lone rushing touchdown of the game with a punishing five-yard run. Wyatt Bryan added a field goal to put the Rams up 24 to nothing.
After the Fackrell touchdown, coach Bobo decided to play some prevent offense. In four CSU drives surrounding half time, three first half and one second half drive, the Rams ran 17 plays. Of those play 13 were run plays, including nine straight at one point.
This game should have been over before halftime, but the Rams decided to park the bus. This decision let the Aggies gain some momentum and make the game a lot closer than it really should have been.
The Rams defense stepped up big time today. The defense held the Utah State offense scoreless until a garbage time touchdown. The Rams had several sacks on the day and held the Aggies offense to just over half their normal production with just 212 yards of offense.
The Rams pass rush had a field day racking up seven sacks between them. Emmanuel Jones had two sacks and Arjay Jean had three. The defense was also able to contain Kent Myers. As a team Utah State finished with 63 rushing yards.
CSU had a 249 yard advantage at half time with 295 yards for the Rams while Utah State had 46 total yards. The Rams finished with 509 yards.
This was a big win for the Rams but it should’ve been bigger. They should’ve blown the Aggies out of the water and not let them have a prayer.
The Rams come back next week to face Nevada for homecoming.