Colorado State Wins A Homecoming Game On Campus For The First Time in 51 Years
The CSU Rams game fans a scare and avoided embarrassment in a 44-42 win over Nevada.
Colorado State Beats Nevada 44-42
The Colorado State Rams came into the game as 25.5-point favorites. They sure didn’t show it in a 44-42 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack.
The first two drives went to plan with CSU having quick strike drives both ending in a Michael Gallup touchdown catch. But the defense allowed the Wolf Pack to remain in the game as Nevada was able to tie the game up on their next two drives including a trick play.
The defense struggled in the passing game all day as they allowed the Wolf Pack to throw for 508 yards combined. They handled the run game well as they held the Wolf Pack to 56 yards on 31 rushes. But CSU couldn’t make stops when they needed to until the end. Josh Watson was able to deflect a Ty Gangi fourth down pass to seal the Rams victory.
Nick Stevens had a great game, going 26-for-37 for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Rams combined for 224 yards on 34 carries, with Dalyn Dawkins being the workhorse. Dawkins finished with 17 carries for 191 yards and a touchdown. Izzy Matthews finished with 10 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Gallup had himself a game. He finished with 13 catches for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He finished two yards short of tying the Rams single game receiving yards record, set last year in the Potato Bowl by Olabisi Johnson. Gallup is now the leading receiver in the nation with 948 yards.
The Rams defense struggled and they’ll need to pick it up if they want to compete for a Mountain West championship. The Rams have a short week as they play New Mexico on Friday night.