Nevada becomes bowl eligible with victory over CSU

Colorado State football (3-7) was defeated by Nevada (6-4) on Saturday night. After losing 49-10 to the Wolfpack, the Rams will officially have its first losing season since 2012.

In the blowout loss, the Rams were torched by Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi. The former CU QB lit up CSU for 404 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and the fifth-year veteran did not even play in the fourth quarter.

While the Wolfpack were able to move the ball with ease, the Rams struggled to get anything going, and by the end of the third quarter, CSU trailed 49-0. With 8:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, Collin Hill connected with Preston Williams for an 8-yard touchdown to break the shutout. Later in the quarter, Wyatt Bryan made a 32-yard field goal to record CSU’s final points of the night.

The win secures a bowl berth for Nevada, its first since 2015, when the Wolfpack defeated the Rams in the Arizona Bowl. The loss guarantees that the Rams will be watching the postseason from home.

CSU will host Utah State (9-1) at 12:00 p.m. MT next Saturday. Since losing to Michigan State on the road in August, the Aggies have won nine consecutive games and are averaging 51.3 points per game.

PHOTO: Tony Villalobos-May | Rocky Mountain Collegian