September 27, 2023

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Inside CSU Rams’ “brutal” loss to CU in Rocky Mountain Showdown

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BOULDER — For Colorado State, this year’s instant-classic Rocky Mountain Showdown will be remembered as the one that got away.

The Rams blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead at Folsom Field, watching a would-be historic upset over the 23.5-point favorite Buffs evaporate into the wee hours of the night.

“Brutal,” CSU quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi aptly summarized, no doubt speaking for all of Fort Collins.

CSU had a 99.4% win probability when CU got the ball back with 2:06 left, down eight points and needing to drive 98 yards for the tying touchdown plus two-point conversion. But that’s exactly what CU did, before going on to win 43-35 in double overtime.

After the Rams scored a TD at the end of the first OT, they had a chance to go for the game-winning two-point…

Kyle Newman

2023-09-17 02:10:44

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