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Second half comeback sparks upset win for Colorado State Rams

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If the Rams want to win, they’ll have to run in Mike Bobo’s ground-and-pound attack. It’s time for another edition of our Rams Film Study. After looking at the quarterbacks, it’s time to take an in-depth look at freshman running back Izzy Matthews who came on strong at the end of last season. Matthews was sharing touches in the…...

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Izzy Matthews is nothing if not a hard-nosed football player. After the team’s first day in full pads during their spring practice sessions, there was the sophomore running back, with an indentation from his helmet on his forehead. No matter if it’s practice or in a game, Matthews only knows one way to play; with physicality. When I asked…...

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ESPN has recently published it’s latest 2016 Football Power Index (FPI) rankings for the upcoming season. Colorado State appears as the 97th team in their predictive simulator, as only the 8th-best team in the Mountain West Conference. The system by which the FPI rankings are calculated are explained as follows on ESPN: “The Football Power Index (FPI) is a…...

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Out of the blizzard of 2016, a beast rose rose through the cracks in the ice, emerging stronger and ready for the long road to the Mountain West Championship. The abominable snow-Rams! That journey to reign victorious over the conference begins today with the first official spring practice of 2016. As the Colorado State Rams prepare for the 2016…...

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Colorado State is bowl eligible for a third straight season. And, luckily for the Rams, they’ve found a solid backup running back in freshman Izzy Matthews. Matthews came on when Jasen Oden left the game injured in the second quarter. And while Dalyn Dawkins was still the featured running back, Matthews came through when it was most needed. Following…...

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Before the game, the Colorado State and Wyoming’s Army ROTC groups ran the Bronze Boot from Fort Collins to Laramie. During the game, CSU’s running backs ran wild all over the Cowboys’ defenders. When two hungry football teams come together, usually, the most physical squad wins. That was Colorado State on Saturday in the 106th Border War as they…...

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Border War? More like a one-sided beat-down on this November Saturday. The Colorado State Rams Football team were prepared to play their hated rival to the north, coming out on fire and never relenting. The Rams took a 23-0 lead over the Wyoming Cowboys by scoring on their first four drives while the home team fumbled, punted three times…...

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In 30 minutes, the Border War between Colorado State and Wyoming kicks off. It’s more than just a game on chilly November afternoon, this is the oldest football rivalry west of the Mississippi. It’s also a contest which involves a special trophy; the Bronze Boot. “That the boot belongs at Colorado State,” Rams senior safety Kevin Pierre-Louis. “It was…...

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