Bronze Boot returns to Laramie as Rams fall to Cowboys

Colorado State football (3-6, 2-2) was defeated by Wyoming (3-6, 1-4) in the 110th edition of the Border War, Friday night. The 34-21 victory over the Rams was Wyoming’s first of conference play and increased the Pokes’ winning streak over its rival to three games.

Despite being at home Friday night, CSU struggled to create any kind of rhythm on offense. The Rams were shutout in the first half, and sophomore punter Ryan Stonehouse was called on six different times in the game.

“We’re not a very good football team right now,” head coach Mike Bobo said. “And the ownership is on me.”

After replacing Washington graduate transfer K.J. Carta-Samuels as the team’s starting quarterback this week, Collin Hill completed 34-of-54 pass attempts for 333 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Overall, it was a fairly modest outing for No. 15, but CSU’s inability to move the football on the ground made the Rams one-dimensional.

When the final cannon sounded, CSU had 20 rushing attempts for only 20 yards. Oddly enough, all three of the Rams’ touchdowns both were scored on the ground though. Junior running back Marvin Kinsey scored the first two touchdowns and Hill added a rushing touchdown as well.

“We’re inept at running the football right now,” Bobo said.

After a disappointing home loss, CSU football will look to rebound at Nevada on Nov. 10.