July 17, 2024

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Colorado Escapes with Overtime Win Over CSU in Rocky Mountain Showdown

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An overtime victory feels pretty sweet, unless you’re the University of Colorado and were expected to beat Colorado State University by more than three touchdowns.

In the first edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown since 2019, CSU pushed the heavily-favored CU Buffaloes to double overtime before Coach Deion Sanders’s squad stopped the Jay Norvell-led Rams for a final score of 43-35.

In the past six matchups between the two teams where one was in the college football rankings, the team that was ranked lost every time. After winning its first two games, CU came into Saturday night’s Rocky Mountain Showdown ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll — and was able to buck the trend.

This was, in large part, due to Sanders and the almost entirely fresh squad he brought to Boulder…

Catie Cheshire

2023-09-17 02:09:00

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