FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Raymond Carter ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns, leading Colorado State to a 33-14 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Pete Thomas became the school’s first sophomore quarterback to reach 3,000 career yards passing. Thomas was 28-for-42 for 259 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.
Colorado State (2-0) has won the last 16 meetings and is 17-0-1 in the series that began in 1893. Quintin Hildreth had 117 yards rushing, including a 66-yard touchdown run for Northern Colorado (0-2).
Carter had two rushing touchdowns and Thomas threw for 155 yards by halftime as Colorado State led 28-0 at the midway point.
Colorado State’s Ivory Herd stepped in front of Patrick Walker at the Northern Colorado 33 to snag the interception on Northern Colorado’s first offensive series of the game. Carter ran 31 yards to the 2 and Thomas found Jake Levin alone in the end zone on the next play.
The Bears punted the ball away after picking up two first downs on their next possession. The Rams responded with a 12-play, 76-yard drive, culminating in a 1-yd run by Chris Nwoke.
Carter had two, 1-yard TD runs in the second quarter, both on fourth-and-goal plays.
Cornerback Marcel Gibbons denied further damage when he outjumped Marquise Law in the end zone.
Thomas threw two interceptions after haltime. Colorado State managed only a 22-yard field goal by Ben DeLine and a safety in the second half.
Baca threw a 10-yard TD pass to Chris Morris in the third quarter. Hildreth broke loose on a 66-yard run with 6:27 left in the game.
Colorado State finished with a 501-216 advantage in total offense. The Rams lost two starters in the game: linebacker Mychal Sisson (right ankle) and fullback Austin Gillmore (right knee).
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)