The last three border war meetings between Wyoming and Colorado State have gone the way of the Rams.
And they’ve gone so convincingly.
Colorado State won the last three contests by an average of points 21 points.
Wyoming flipped that on its head.
The Cowboys scored 35 of the game’s last 38 points en route to a 38-17 win Saturday night in Fort Collins.
The Cowboys rode junior running back Brian Hill to the border war beat down. Hill rushed it 19 times for 166 yards and one score. For his efforts, Hill also became Wyoming’s all-time leading rusher, surpassing Devin Moore, topping 3,000 yards for his career.
It took Hill and the offensive line a little bit of time to find its footing. Hill only touched the ball once on the opening offensive possession and didn’t get going until Wyoming found itself down 14-3 early on in the second quarter.
Hill — on a drive that exclusively featured running plays — broke a few long runs that moved the sticks and positioned the Pokes at the goal line where senior running back Shaun Wick capped the drive with a five-yard TD dash.
Wyoming quickly turned the Rams over — sophomore Marcus Epps recovering a fumble — and cashed in as sophomore quarterback Josh Allen found his favorite target (senior Tanner Gentry) on a reverse flee-flicker that gave Wyoming a 17-14 advantage.
It was an edge which Wyoming wouldn’t relinquish.
Allen provided some balance through the air, however, he only completed 4-of-11 passes during the first 30 minutes.
Senior nose tackle Chase Appleby — on his birthday — logged a pick six late in the half that gave Wyoming a 24-14 lead.
Colorado State added a field goal as time expired in the half, marking the last time the Rams found the scoreboard.
Hill and Allen both added rushing touchdowns in the second half to put the finishing touches on the rout.
Allen finished with 55 yards on the ground. He completed 7-of-18 passes for 165 yards and the one score. Gentry logged three grabs for 91 yards and a score.
Colorado State out gained Wyoming 479-434, but the Rams mustered just 132 yards in the last 30 minutes.
This is the first boarder war victory for Bohl and it’s also Wyoming’s first road win in two years.
Wyoming plays host to 4-0 Air Force next week while Colorado State plays host to 4-0 Boise State.