OXFORD, Ohio â€“ Heading into Saturday, it had been 364 days since the Colorado State football team last came away with a victory.
Thanks to Miami (Ohio), it will be at least another seven days before CSU gets a chance to earn its first win since Sept. 19, 2009 as the RedHawks steamrolled the Rams 31-10 in front 16,691 fans at Yager Stadium.
Like its prior two games in 2010, CSU (0-3) failed to establish a run game, acquiring one net yard on the ground. Both junior Raymond Carter and senior John Mosure finished the game with seven yards apiece.
â€œI thought we struggled offensively, obviously,â€ said CSU coach Steve Fairchild during his postgame press conference. â€œWe did not play very well up front. We have to protect (the quarterback) like weâ€™re capable of and we have to get a much better game from our front guys to get any consistency offensively.â€
Though the Rams struggled on the ground for the third time in as many games, freshman quarterback Pete Thomas continued to improve, throwing for 305 yards, including a six-yard pass to junior wide receiver Matt Yemm with 1:14 left in the game for CSUâ€™s first touchdown of the season.
Check out the Collegian on Monday for a full recap of the game and Sports Editor Matt L. Stephens column highlighting the unexpected from CSU.