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Colorado State vs. Wyoming: Rams seek right side of 'Border War'

The Rams are back in the win column, and staying there would reclaim the Bronze Boot from Wyoming.


The Colorado State Rams have their sights on reclaiming the Bronze Boot as they travel to Laramie to take on the rival Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday.

The two schools, just 65 miles apart, will wage the "Border War" for the 104th time on Saturday. Colorado State leads the all-time series, 55-43-5. Since 1968, the Rams and the Cowboys have played the Border War for the Bronze Boot trophy. Wyoming leads the trophy series, 23-21, and boasts three straight wins.

The Rams are now 2-6, back in the win column after a 42-27 victory over the Hawaii Warriors, a win that broke a six-game losing streak. Junior running back Chris Nwoke hit the century mark for the first time this season, rushing for 115 yards on 19 carries in the win. Still, Colorado State's offense ranks 106th nationally in total yards and averages 19 points per game.

Wyoming has struggled to a 1-7 record, its only win an overtime victory over the Idaho Vandals. After losing 42-14 and 45-14 over the last two weeks, the Cowboys now rank 105th in scoring defense, allowing 35 points and 449 yards per game. Their offense is keyed by sophomore signal-caller Brett Smith, who has completed 62% of his passes for 14 touchdowns on the season.

Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m. MT

TV: KTVD-20 Denver

Odds: Wyoming by 10 points

For more on this game visit Wyoming blog Cowboy Altitude and conference site Mountain West Connection.

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