While the Colorado St. Rams would have loved to have finished off their season with a victory over the Wyoming Cowboys, the Rams acquitted themselves well in a tough 22-19 defeat. With the loss, the Rams ended the season on an eight-game losing streak.
The Rams certainly had opportunities to win this game, but a couple of ill-timed turnovers really hurt their cause. Despite playing a solid game, in which he threw for 143 yards and rushed for 91 yards, QB Garrett Grayson will be frustrated with the interception he threw in the end zone at the end of the first half, which ultimately proved to be a huge missed opportunity to score points. In the loss, Raymond Carter did an excellent job replacing the injured Chris Nwoke, rushing for 158 yards and 2 TD's.
Defensively, Colorado St. did an excellent job forcing Wyoming into turnovers. The Cowboys committed three turnovers over the course of the game, but did an impressive job moving the ball on the game-winning drive. QB Brett Smith connected with Josh Doctson from 35 yards out to give Wyoming the 20-19 lead. The Cowboys tacked on a safety to earn the 22-19 victory.
Wyoming will sit back and wait to learn where it will play its bowl game. For Colorado St., it will be interesting to see what happens with head coach Steve Fairchild.
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