Buffaloes vs Rams Final: 24-3 - Recap
The battle between the Buffaloes and Rams didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Colorado State was handed a 24-3 defeat on Saturday at Hughes Stadium.
Colorado was a favorite by 12 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 46.5.
Tyler Hansen completed 17 of 25 pass attempts for 192 yards for the Buffaloes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Rams defense.
Tony Drake rushed for 32 yards for Colorado State, while Raymond Carter added 10 yards. Pete Thomas threw for 196 yards for the Rams, while receivers Byron Steele and Tyson Liggett had 54 and 27 yards respectively.
Colorado State was outgained by Colorado 307-245 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-14 by the Buffaloes.
Colorado State lost the time of possession battle 32:38/27:22, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Colorado heads into a Week 2 battle against California. Colorado State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Nevada.