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Colorado State vs Utah State: 3 Keys to a CSU Victory

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We look at some things the CSU Rams must do to beat Utah State

NCAA Football: Wyoming at Colorado State The Coloradoan-USA TODAY Sports

This Saturday the Colorado State Rams host the Utah State Aggies for Homecoming. The Rams took a giant leap backwards against the Wyoming Cowboys in the Border War. The Rams will need to step up against Utah State in order to get back on track.

Three Keys to a Colorado State Rams Victory

1. Play with pride for the whole game

Against Wyoming, true freshman Quarterback Collin Hill committed a freshman mistake. He threw the ball under pressure for a pick six. After that it seemed like the Rams went downhill as a whole. The floodgates seemed to open. The Rams must stay in the game for 60 minutes. This team has been embarrassed twice this year, they’ll need to play like a hungry team if they don’t want it to happen again.

2. Wrap up on defense

Kevin Davis seems to be the only Ram that tackles on defense. The Rams defense seems to go for the big hit on every play. They’ve even admitted that. All teams work on that in practice, CSU just doesn’t seemed to put it to use. The Rams need to wrap up, instead of going for the big hit or arm tackling. If they don’t, teams will run all over the Rams defense.

3. Finish on Offense

The Rams had a decent game yardage wise against the Cowboys, they just couldn’t finish. Gaining almost 500 yards but with only 17 points will surely disappoint the Rams, but they only have themselves to blame. Missed chip shot field goals, dropped passes that could’ve been touchdowns (offense and defense), not hitting the open receiver in the end zone, etc. The Rams need to step up and finish. If the offense can finish drives, the Rams will be a scary team.