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Rams Bring Home The Bronze Boot

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CSU players celebrate the win in Laramie. The champion of the annual matchup gets the bronze boot trophy. (credit: CBS)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – Kapri Bibbs rushed for career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Garrett Grayson passed for 219 yards and three scores as Colorado State beat Wyoming 52-22 Saturday.

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Quarterback Garrett Grayson (credit: CBS)

CSU (3-4, 1-1 Mountain West) ended a four-game losing streak to Wyoming (4-3, 2-1) and prevented the Cowboys from going 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 1998.

The Rams defense held the nation’s No. 10 offense in totals yards per game average in check and forced three turnovers.

Bibbs, whose previous career-high in rushing yardage was 147, had TD runs of 7, 59 and 9 yards on 29 carries. He averaged 6.9 yards per rush.

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Kapri Bibbs rushes for a score. (credit: CBS)

Grayson completed 18 of 23 passes and had one interception. He was 15 of 18 in the first half when CSU gained a 24-7 lead.

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Donnell Alexander scores a touchdown. (credit: CBS)

He completed TD passes of 24 yards to Kivon Cartwright, 22 yards to Austin Gray and 34 yards to Donnell Alexander.

Brett Smith led Wyoming, completing 21 of 36 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown.

Dominic Rufran caught seven of Smith’s passes for 135 yards, including a 71-yard score.

CSU dominated the game from the outset, gaining a 21-0 lead as the Rams offense shredded the Cowboys defense for 289 total yards and averaged 6.4 yards per play in the first half.

By contrast, Wyoming’s offense, which entered the game averaging 518.8 total yards a game, struggled. At one point early in the second quarter, CSU had outgained the Cowboys in total yardage 220-34.

Smith, who entered the game ranked third in the nation with an average of 379 total yards a contest, had just 78 passing and rushing yards in the half.

The Cowboys ended the game with 416 total yards. CSU, which was averaging 403.3 yards a game, finished with 509.

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