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Heading into Mountain West Conference play, the Colorado State Rams are 2-2. Not perfect, but it’ll do in Mike Bobo’s first year of head coaching. The phase of the game which is really excelling under Bobo has been the Rams running game, backed by Dalyn Dawkins, Jasen Oden and a sprinkle of freshman Izzy Matthews. Dawkins, who’s been the starting back…...

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“It’s the next game, so it’s the most important. I think we definitely need to get a win coming into conference and get our momentum going,” quarterback Nick Stevens said Tuesday after practice. But this isn’t just the next game, it’s the one following back-to-back overtime losses. Week 4 is pivotal for Colorado State Rams football, a true must-win…...

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Two’s company, three’s a crowd. But Colorado State’s backfield isn’t too crowded for comfort; the Rams’ top three backs are like brothers to one another. Treyous Jarrells told us Tuesday after practice he and fellow senior Jasen Oden Jr. consider redshirt sophomore transfer Dalyn Dawkins their little brother. And the companionship is clear. But for a “little brother” –…...

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One day until the Rocky Mountain Showdown kicks off – almost exactly, actually – and Colorado State was leading the University of Colorado in both student and total tickets sold. Per CSU Media Relations, CSU has sold a total of 31,203 tickets, 11,500 of which are student tickets. The student tickets – which are usually free for games at Sonny…...

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Injuries are a harsh reality in the world of sports. Especially in the brutal game of football. For Colorado State, there are multiple starters currently banged up as the Rams get set to take on their intrastate rivals in the Colorado Buffaloes. The name on every Ram fan’s mind is Rashard Higgins, the superstar receiver who gives the offense…...

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Rocky Mountain Showdown week is one of the most fun, most exciting of Colorado State’s football season. There are all kinds of festivities, including the “Grill the Buffs” pep rally luncheon which took place Thursday on CSU’s campus. Students were treated to buffalo burgers as well as a quick speech by first-year Rams head coach Mike Bobo. https://twitter.com/CSUAthletics/status/644571568245338112 https://twitter.com/ColoradoStateU/status/644567103463399425…...

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Ah, the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Two days from now, the Colorado State Rams and Colorado Buffaloes will face off in Denver to cement supremacy over Colorado college football. Both team is in a solid place considering the consistently turbulent nature of the world of NCAA Football, each squad sits at 1-1 overall and neither wants to lose this pivotal…...

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Turnover the ball and turnover your fate. Turnovers are one of the most clear deciders of football games at any level; they end drives by handing the ball over to the opponent. They’re deflating to the energy and momentum of a team, they’re difficult to overcome. Colorado State has turned the ball over nine times in two games, which…...

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College athletes are constantly rewarded by finding themselves on award watch lists. For Colorado State Football, the list is long of those in the running for major awards this year. But Trent Matthews is different. While almost every other award celebrates young men for their accomplishments on the football field, the Rams senior safety was rewarded for his endeavors…...

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Quarterback is a unique position. It’s the “big man on campus,” the young man with all the spotlight shining in his eyes, who can either be hailed as a hero or villain for his acts on the field. And for Colorado State’s quarterback position, the situation is a bit touchy currently. Head coach Mike Bobo named Nick Stevens the…...

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“Football” always seemed like a weird name for the game Americans have come to love; the players do so little with their feet. And yet, those feet were on display Saturday, performing amazing feats. Even though the Colorado State Rams lost, they still can boast a couple of personal accomplishments. On Monday, kicker Wyatt Bryan and punter Hayden Hunt…...

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There are those who walked out of Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium Saturday sad about a loss. And then there are those who watched every play and saw something special happened last weekend. Two teams met in Week 2 with very different stories. One played a Division II team in Week 1 and the other got very close to taking down a…...

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Like a roller coaster, the Colorado State Rams defense started high, but went through multiple ups and downs in their 20-23 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday. The Rams defense continued the momentum they built up last week in the blowout victory over Savannah State, stonewalling the Golden Gophers’ offensive attack over and over again to start the contest.…...

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Quarterbacks need to have a short memory. Especially when they don’t have a ton of experience. For Nick Stevens – the reigning Mountain West Player of the Week – Saturday was a rough outing starting from the first play from scrimmage. The redshirt sophomore of the Colorado State Rams dropped back and unleashed a deep pass to Joe Hansley…...

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Close but no cigar. The Colorado State Rams football team gave it all they had Saturday when the Minnesota Golden Gophers came to Fort Collins, but still came up short in the end. Backup quarterback Coleman Key led the Rams on a 55-second game-tying drive to send the game into overtime but Dalyn Dawkins drop turned into an interception…...

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Football is won in the trenches, on the line of scrimmage, in the muck, where the warriors go to battle on every snap. It’s a brutal game not for the faint of heart, won by beating the opponent into submission and once his will is broken, outscoring him on the big board. For Colorado State today, a true test…...

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Championship football teams win early and often. Sure, it’s early on in the 2015 season for Colorado State Football, but today’s game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers is the most important of the Rams’ non-conference slate. Maybe the most important game all year. Minnesota is one of two teams the Rams play from a Power-5 conference – lowly CU…...

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Rocky Mountain High, Colorado. 1977 was a far out year, man. John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High was a hit across the country and many were introduced – or, maybe seduced – by the Centennial State through the song’s poetic verses. What better song to lead off the Colorado State Rams’ 1977 football recruiting video? The recruits are led around…...

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Who’s got a ticket to ride? Head coach Mike Bobo has been furiously focused on ticket sales lately. Bobo put on a campaign to drive Colorado State Rams Football ticket sales, offering to pay $5 for every season ticket purchased before Saturday’s 2015 kickoff against Savannah State. On Tuesday, the results were in, with the Rams coach having to…...

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Mike Bobo is never satisfied. Few head coaches are, but one of Bobo’s sayings is specifically “Never Satisfied.” It’s a bit of a mantra for this 2015 Colorado State Rams Football team, and even though he encouraged players to “Pause and celebrate” the rest of Saturday following their 65-13 drubbing of Savannah State, Bobo acknowledged the big-time test on…...

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