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Border War Beatdown: Colorado State Routs Wyoming To Win Border War

Colorado State keeps rolling and dominates Wyoming 45-31 to retain the Bronze Boot.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Most rivalry games are close games that usually come to the end. However for the Border War the past two years have been blowouts in favor of Colorado State. The game last year saw the Rams win 52-22 in a game where their run game dominated and Kapri Bibbs went crazy. This year the opposite occurred as Garrett Grayson and Rashard Higgins torched the secondary continuing a record breaking season they're having.

Other than a few garbage time touchdown the Cowboys scored in the fourth quarter the Cowboys couldn't get anything going on offense. The Rams controlled the game from the start and its tough for this Cowboys team to come back if they get down by 2 touchdowns or more.

Colorado State improves to 7-1 on the season and is inching closer to being in the top 25. Wyoming drops to 3-5 on the season and faces a tough road to becoming bowl eligible.

The Game was over when: Xavier Williams scored a 21 yard touchdown pass, which put CSU up 31-3 after their first possession of the second half. Williams took a intermediate route to the house after a few broken tackles. Even though Wyoming responded with a score of their own, it took the Rams one play to go up 38-10.

Offensive Game ball: This is going to Grayson because he nearly threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns. He made the Cowboys pay when they gave him time to throw the ball. He was deadly accurate going 18-21 making it look easy against the Tampa 2 defense of Wyoming.

Defensive Game Ball: Colorado State defense is getting the game ball because they shut down a Wyoming offense that prides itself with a physical rushing attack. The Rams didn't allow them to get in a rhythm during the important parts of the game. They started getting a rhythm when the game was already decided.

Whats Next: The Rams will travel to San Jose State which is a team that's had Colorado State's number the past three years. That game will be 11/1 kickoff is at 5:00 pm MT (4:00 pm PT) on CBS Sports Network. Wyoming will travel to Fresno to take on the Bulldogs that will be a late kickoff at 8:45 pm MT (7:45 pm PT) on ESPN 2.