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Fresno State vs. Colorado State: Rams beaten soundly

Colorado State's tough season continued on Saturday, as they fell to 1-5 after losing 28-7 to the newest member of the MWC.

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Colorado State loses 28-7 to Fresno State

The Fresno State Bulldogs remained undefeated in Mountain West Conference play, dispatching the struggling Colorado State Rams 28-7 in Fort Collins on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (4-2) took advantage of fortuitous situations to build a 21-0 lead, as its first three touchdowns came on drives that began in Colorado State territory. After cashing in on a 29-yard field from a Rams fumble, Fresno State blocked a punt late in the first half. Derek Carr then hit Josh Harper on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Rams (1-5) were buried in the fourth quarter when Carr engineered a 71-yard drive that ended when he found Davante Adams for a five-yard score and a 28-0 margin.

Colorado State was largely inept on offense, managing just 171 total yards and committing two turnovers until its final possession, when M.J. McPeek led the Rams on a 77-yard scoring drive with less than a minute left to avoid a shutout.

Box Score Hero: QB Derek Carr, Fresno State - 25-39 for 217 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rankings Ramifications: This game will likely have no impact on national polls.

But Did They Cover? Favored by 17.5, Fresno State did cover.

For More On This Game: Visit Mountain West Connection.

Next Week's Schedule: Fresno State travels to the blue turf of Boise State, while Colorado State will play at San Diego State.

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Rams trail Fresno State 14-0 at halftime

The Fresno State Bulldogs have taken a 14-0 lead into halftime over the Colorado State Rams in today's matchup in Fort Collins.

Fresno State cashed in on bold decision making late in the half, when the Bulldogs' heavy punt rush resulted in a blocked punt and a short field. With 32 seconds left in the half, Derek Carr connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass.

The Bulldogs also scored midway through the first quarter on another short field. Phillip Thomas sacked Rams quarterback M.J. McPeek , forced a fumble, and recovered it to give the Bulldogs a 29-yard field. Fresno State used six plays to convert, scoring when Derek Carr hit Davante Adams for a ten-yard touchdown pass.

Meanwhile, Colorado State's offense has struggled to produce much of anything. The Rams totaled just 64 yards in the half, about 15 of which came on the final two plays as CSU was running out the clock to get to halftime.

Carr is 14-21 for 128 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions so far for Fresno. McPeek has thrown for just 25 yards on 3-7 passing.


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