Rams lose Showdown 38-17

Aug 282008
Authors: Adam Bohlmeyer

The Colorado Buffaloes have won the 2008 Rocky Mountain Showdown, defeating CSU 38-17.

The Buffaloes racked up 10 points in the fourth quarter putting the game out of reach from the Rams. Darnell Scott punched in a one-yard touchdown run with just under two minutes completing the Buff’s victory.

CSU head coach Steve Fairchild was upset with the loss, but still saw positives in his team’s performance.

“I’m very disappointed we didn’t win the game, but I made sure our team played physical and played together,” the former Rams quarterback said. “I didn’t want to be a soft football team and I didn’t want any non communication. I was very pleased in both those areas.

Fairchild pointed to an 18 play, 74 yard CU drive spanning the late third and early fourth quarter as what took the Rams out of the game.

“We were hanging on, but when they put together that long drive, that kind of sealed it,” he said.

The Rams were held to a single field goal in the second half.

Gartrell Johnson III led the Rams rushing attack with 96 yards on 12 attempts.

Billy Farris was effective for CSU in his first ever collegiate start, throwing for 187-yards and a touchdown with two picks.

The Buff’s win extends their all time series lead to 59-19-12.

Check Tuesday’s Collegian for more coverage.

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