Colorado State University Rams
Colorado State had blown two fourth quarter leads in a row. The Rams appeared headed for a third demoralizing defeat when Cal Poly kicker Bobby Zalud lined up for 32-yard field goal.
His knee finally mended, Paul Richardson is baffling and burning defensive backs as he leads the nation in yards receiving.
After winning a prolonged competition for the job, Garrett Grayson’s season debut as Colorado State’s quarterback fell flat.
Greg Henderson scored on a 53-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter and Connor Wood threw three touchdown passes — two to speedster Paul Richardson — to help Colorado beat Colorado State 41-27.
One week ago Denver Broncos fans experienced the new NFL policy on bags at Sports Authority Field — no purses, no backpacks and no camera bags. Now it turns out those football fans aren’t the only ones impacted.
Police are increasing their presence at the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State.
Understandably, Mike MacIntyre is a little anxious for his Colorado Buffaloes debut. Then again, the new CU coach has never lost to Colorado State, going 2-0 against the Rams when he was in charge at San Jose State.
Connor Wood emerged from spring ball as the Colorado Buffaloes’ starting quarterback for the second straight season. Unlike last year, he kept that title in the fall, fending off flashy freshman Sefo Liufau.
A season ago Colorado State University’s Jim McElwain was the new coach in the rivalry with the CU Buffs. His debut in the Rocky Mountain Showdown worked out pretty well and now he’s going for two in a row.
Jim McElwain was more concerned with preparing the Colorado State Rams both mentally and physically for a demanding schedule than with choosing a starting quarterback when he opened his second training camp this summer.