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Rocky Mountain Showdown 'A Great Start' For Colorado State, Says Jack Graham

After making headlines in the offseason, the Colorado State Rams upended their arch-rival Colorado in both teams' season opener. Much attention shifts to first year athletic director Jack Graham, who replaced Steve Fairchild with Jim McElwain as the Rams head coach.

"It's a great start. I am so proud of the character, the discipline this football team displayed on the field. Defensively, they never left their lanes, they just executed. They played through the whistle. That was just a great, great effort," Graham said.

Graham has high expectations for the Rams athletic department, including the possibility of building an on-campus stadium. He will announce at the Oct. 4-5 meeting of the CSU system's board of governors if the program plans on moving forward with a 42,000-seat stadium.

The Rams will play two games before Graham's announcement, next Saturday against North Dakota State and Sept. 22 against Utah State.