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With less than 70 days until the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown with CU, there are still many questions to be answered around Ram country. Heading into Mike Bobo’s second season, expectations for the green and gold are high, despite the large roster turnover from 2015. Coming off of three straight bowl appearances, the Rams have their eyes set on…...

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When Colorado athletic director Rick George decided to not schedule the annual Rocky Mountain Showdowns with the Colorado State Rams following the 2020 season, fans along the front range and throughout the state were disappointed to see a possible end to Colorado’s best in-state football rivalry. When the Buffs scheduled a home-and-home with another member of the Mountain West, agreeing…...

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The 2016 Rocky Mountain Showdown against in-state rival CU on Friday, Sept 2. will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. (MT), and will be nationally televised by ESPN, Colorado State announced Wednesday. The information was released today by the PAC-12 Conference as a part of a package involving 2016 matchup’s with the Mountain West. Colorado will be the home team for…...

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“Spencer [Dinwiddie] was one of those guys that really relished this game and since he’s been gone we haven’t had quite the same results,” Tad Boyle admitted of the rivalry with Colorado State, following Friday’s practice. “The Mayor,” as they called Dinwiddie, was never afraid of poking “little brother” as he loved to call them, and he always backed…...

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Back-to-back overtime losses are difficult for any team to stomach. Especially when they leave yards, touchdowns and opportunities on the field. On Saturday, Colorado State came out on fire offensively by leaning on the run game, not by passing to their deep receiving corps. Dalyn Dawkins provided the early energy and electricity, running with speed through the middle of…...

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The Rams were roasted. That was that. With 8:50 to play, Colorado State trailed 17-24 and the game seemed just about over. That’s because, the Buffs weren’t just leading, they took the lead on a pick-six by Kenneth Olubode off of Rams quarterback Nick Stevens the play before. That play gave CU all the momentum and Stevens was struggling…...

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Showdown, show done. What a show it was. Colorado State and Colorado put together a game for the ages Saturday night in Denver which couldn’t be decided in only 60 minutes. For a second straight week, the Rams took their opponents to overtime, and for a second straight week, they lost. It all came down to field goal kicking,…...

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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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There’s nothing quite like Rocky Mountain Showdown week, at least when it comes to trash talk being hurled from fans of each school at one another. We encouraged the fans to do some Showdown smack-talking on Twitter, and the fans — as always — came through for us. What follows are some of the best trash talk tweets from…...

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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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Rivalries are what make sports special. This Saturday, Mike Bobo gets his first taste of a rivalry game as a head coach when his Colorado State Rams face the Colorado Buffaloes in Denver, Colorado. CSU has three rivalry games annually in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, Air Force and Wyoming; but Bobo said fans care most about beating CU. “I…...

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Thus far we have seen the silver-white-silver and the traditional gold-black-gold look from the Buffaloes, and this week, when the Buffs hit the field to take on the Rams in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, we will see the white helmets for the first time. Colorado will be sporting the white-white-white combo, also known as: ‘The Stormtrooper.” The look can…...

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