Colorado State vs. Hawai'i: Rams get second victory

After dropping six straight games, Colorado State moved back into the win column on Saturday with a 42-27 victory over the Warriors.

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Colorado State vs. Hawai'i final: Rams win 42-7

The Colorado State Rams rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Hawaii Warriors 42-27. A pair of late pick-sixes determined the outcome and gave the Rams their second win of the season.

While Colorado State turned it over one more time than Hawaii during the contest, Warriors quarterback Sean Schroeder was picked off twice for touchdowns in the final quarter.

The Warriors capitalized on a fumble by Rams running back Chris Nwoke for the first score of the game, returning the turnover for a touchdown. Nwoke caught a 27-yard pass from Colorado State quarterback Conner Smith to tie things up, but Hawaii scored again to enter the second quarter with a 14-7 advantage.

The Rams proceeded to take the game over in the second quarter, scoring three unanswered touchdowns to go up 28-14. Hawaii scored a touchdown of their own prior to half, but they failed to take advantage of four Colorado State turnovers in the third quarter. The Warriors only mustered six points out of those miscues and trailed 28-27 entering the final quarter.

Box Score Hero: While he did have trouble holding onto the ball early, Nwoke scored twice and accumulated 142 total yards.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team will be anywhere near the Top 25 considering they now have three victories between them.

But Did They Cover? The Rams entered the game as a seven-point favorite, so they were able to cover with their pair of late scores.

Next Week's Schedule:

Hawaii @ Fresno State, Nov. 3

Colorado St. @ Wyoming, Nov. 3

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Colorado State sporting orange and green helmets

Colorado State is doing an orange-out for Saturday's game, and their helmets have been leaked early for their game against Hawai'i.


CSU starting LB Shaquil Barrett questionable

The Colorado St. Rams could be without linebacker Shaquil Barrett on Saturday when they go up against Hawaii. Barrett is questionable for the game after he suffered a left leg injury at the end of Tuesday's practice. Losing Barrett would be huge; he leads the team with 50 tackles and is second on the team with 3.5 sacks.

With the Rams struggling, they need to have their best defenders on the field against Hawaii if they want to break their losing streak.

Starting tight end Crockett Gillmore is also questionable. Gilmore's injury has not been revealed, but head coach Jim McElwain says that both players will warmup and be a game time decision.

Other injured Rams players are starting running back Chris Nwoke, who is still being bothered by an ankle injury and is probable, safety Austin Gray, who is out after a concussion, and back up running back Donnell Alexander, who is dealing with his own ankle injury and is questionable.


Hawai'i vs. Colorado State: An offensive battle

Somebody has to get yards and points, apparently, between two of the nation's worst offenses Saturday.


Conner Smith gets start at QB for Colorado State

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain announced on Monday that Conner Smith will start against Hawai'i.

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