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2013 New Mexico Bowl: Kapri Bibbs leads Rams to victory despite toe injury

Kapri Bibbs was a key reason that Colorado State defeated Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl.

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The Colorado St. Rams had an epic come from behind win to defeat the Washington St. Cougars in the New Mexico Bowl. Star running back Kapri Bibbs had a very good game for the Rams despite needing a metal plate in one of his shoes to help off set his turf toe. For those who have had turf toe it is a very painful to walk, let alone run or play in a college football game.

Bibbs showed up as he always seems to ever since he was named the starting running back just before mid-season of this year. On Saturday against Washington State, Bibbs rushed for a game-high 169 yards and had three touchdowns all while averaging 6.3 yards per game. To basically sum it up, Bibbs had just a regular day at the office on Saturday afternoon.

His three touchdowns gave Bibbs 32 on the season and he joins only Barry Sanders (37) and Monte Ball (33) to be just the third-ever FBS running back to score 30 times in a season. His biggest run of the day was not a touchdown but it came on the game-tying touchdown drive. Colorado State was on the Washington State's 12-yard line and on 3rd-and-2 with no timeouts and less than a minute Bibbs ran 10 yards to the 2-yard line. Two plays later Bibbs scored a touchdown after fumbling and recovering his own ball.

Accomplishing all of this with turf toe was just an amazing feat for Bibbs.