The Colorado St. Rams are 2-0 on the year, as expected, but the loss may have come at a bigger price if star linebacker Mychal Sisson is severely injured. Sisson left the game on a cart after he was trying to block a Northern Colorado player on a punt return, but he was knocked down and fell awkwardly on this right leg. As of now Sisson is getting x-rays at the hospital to see how bad the injury is and some are speculating that he may have a broken ankle.
As for the rest of the Rams they raced out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back. The running game improved from last week and was led by Raymond Carter who scored two touchdowns and had 100 yards on the game. Carter was not the only back that had a good game, Derek Good had 81 yards and Chris Nwoke rushed for 53 yards.
Quarterback Pete Thomas cooled off considerably after a solid first half and ended up throwing an alarming amount of passes with 42, and he ended up completing 28. Thomas threw for 259 yards on the day, but he also had three interceptions to go along with his one touchdown pass.
Overall the Ram offense out gained the Beas 501 yards to 216 yards and allowed the Bears to only nine first downs compared to the Rams 28. The Ram defense did their job today by forcing two interceptions. Also, the defense held the Bears to go only 4-of-12 on third down attempts.
Overall, the Colorado State thoroughly dominated Northern Colorado. Next week the Rams play Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Outside of an injury to star linebacker Mychal Sysson the Colorado St. Rams could not be happier with this game. The Rams are winning 28-0 and dominating Northern Colorado in every aspect in the game. The Rams have out gained the Bears 269 yards to 49 yards, 15 first downs to three first downs and nearly double the time of possession in favor of the Rams.
Colorado State drove down the field on their first drive of the game to go up 7-0 on a two-play, 33 yard drive that was set up by an interception by Ivory Herd and then a 31 yard rush by Raymond Carter. Jake Levin scored the touchdown on a two-yard reception.
The Rams scored on every possession after that with the exception an interception that Pete Thomas has thrown. The star player on the day for the Rams is running back Raymond Carter who has two touchdowns and 68 first half yards. The running game has been impressive in the first half, and that is a good sign since the running game had some issues against New Mexico. Quarterback Pete Thomas is also having a solid game as he has completed 17-of-21 passes for 155 yards, a touchdown pass and the one interception.
The Colorado St. Rams have rushed out to a commanding 28-0 lead at the half against Northern Colorado, and is looks like the Rams are in complete control of this game. However, the Rams may have suffered a big blow in this game as the Rams top linebacker Mychal Sisson was injured on a punt return. Sisson was writhing in pain on the 50-yard line for an extended period of time. Sisson was eventually taken to the sideline where the trainers were attending to his injured right leg.
Sisson was eventually taken off the field wearing an air cast and had to be taken to the locker room on a stretcher just before the end of the second quarter. The extent of his injury is unknown and with the Rams out in front 28-0, do not expect to Sisson back on the field at all.
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The Colorado St. Rams and the Northern Colorado Bears kick off on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. MT for the first time in 25 years. The Rams, under head coach Leon Fuller, defeated the Bears, 46-14. Fuller's Rams went on to finish the season at 6-5, his best record in seven seasons at the helm.
Northern Colorado lost a last-second decision to Division II Lindenwood to open the season. Lindenwood kicked a field goal as time expired to take the 22-20 victory. Starting quarterback Seth Lobato was injured on the last play of the first half and was replaced by Dylan Orms at the start of the second half. Head coach Earnest Collins Jr. is still looking for his first victory at the helm of the Bears. Running back Quintin Hildreth is now the No. 1 running back and he wants to take it to the Rams this Saturday.
The mega-pool party that featured approximately 3,000 - 4,000 people at a Colorado Springs apartment complex resulted in senior starting linebacker James Skelton and junior nose tackle reserve Zach Tiedgen being arrested and they are now suspended for this weekend's game. Skelton is charged with third-degree assault, but Fort Collins police have recommended the charge be changed and reduced to a harassment charge. Tiedgen was charged with disorderly conduct.
Head coach Steve Fairchild was waiting for all the details before making a decision on penalties, and now that he has those detailes announced his punishment which will be a one-game suspension:
"Based on all the information we've been able to gather to date, I'm suspending James Skelton and Zach Tiedgen from tomorrow's game for their role in the Aug. 27 incident," Fairchild said.
This weekend's game is against Northern Colorado; the two players will not be missed since the Rams should be able to win this game relatively easy.