CSU's pounding of rival Colorado in Denver last week not only elevated the Rams to the forefront of the Mountain West Conference, but Colorado State is now in the discussion for the "Access Bowl", the one little crumb that the "Power 5 conferences" left behind. That one Access Bowl spot goes to the champion of the "Group of 5 conferences" with the highest rank at the end of the year.
The Rams unleashed a furious ground game on the unsuspecting Buffaloes of the Pac-12 Conference in pounding Colorado, 31-17 last weekend. It was the only win by a Mountain West Conference team over a Power 5 opponent. Dee Hart exploded for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, and added three receptions for 35 yards. Treyous Jarrells blew by the Colorado defense for 121 yards and a score with 17 carries. Boise State, meanwhile, is still looking for a 100-yard effort from its stable of running backs.
Quarterback Garrett Grayson engineered the victory with an efficient 13-23 performance for 134 yards and a touchdown. Xavier Williams also had three catches for 29 yards for CSU.
The young Bronco team is looking to make a name for themselves, and a win against the potent Rams would be a great way to start. Kickoff will be at 8:15 p.m. in Bronco Stadium in the nationally televised game on ESPN2.
Make plans to attend the game as Boise State looks to build the Bronco Nation fan base!