Colorado State shocks Washington State, 48-45
Jared Roberts made a 41-yard field goal as time expired and
Colorado State overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Washington State
48-45 on Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.
With less than 2 minutes left, Colorado State’s Shaquil Barrett
forced Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa to fumble at the
Cougars 33. That set up Kapri Bibbs’ 1-yard run scoring and Donnell
Alexander’s two-point conversion run that tied it with 33 seconds
left. Then, Washington State’s Teondray Caldwell fumbled the
kickoff return at the 24, setting up the winning field goal.
Garrett Grayson threw for 369 yards and Bibbs ran for 169 yards
and three touchdowns for Colorado State (8-6). The Rams overcame
three early turnovers, but were helped by Washington State’s two
fumbles with less than 3 minutes remaining.
Connor Halliday threw touchdown passes to six receivers and
finished with 410 yards for Washington State (6-7).