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Colorado beats CSU 17-3 behind Lindsay, flurry of flags

DENVER (AP) The latest version of the Rocky Mountain Showdown turned into a game of flag football.

Phillip Lindsay ran for 140 yards on 19 carries and Colorado capitalized on a trio of debatable offensive pass interference calls by the Pac-12 officiating crew in a 17-3 victory over Colorado State on Friday night.

''I'll have to watch it on film,'' Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said of the non-reviewable rulings. ''But calls go either way, no doubt about it.''

All of these ones went against the Rams (1-1), who were whistled for three pivotal offensive pass interference flags after making key catches either in the end zone or close to it.

''I know that touchdowns on those couple of drives would have been huge for us, could have turned the momentum,'' Rams QB Nick Stevens said. ''But at the end of the day, they didn't and we've got to live with that.''

In addition to a TD and catches at the Colorado 5- and 15-yard lines that were negated, Stevens lost a 40-yard TD pass that was nullified by a hands-to-the-face flag on an offensive lineman.

''We don't make excuses or let other people make them for us,'' Rams coach Mike Bobo said. ''We didn't win a ballgame, so we didn't do what we came here to do.''

After opening the season and their new stadium with an impressive 58-27 win over Oregon State, the Rams (1-1) sputtered in losing to the Buffaloes (1-0) for the third straight time, although the pass interference calls did as much to staunch the Rams' offense as anything Colorado's defense did.

The first one wiped out Olabisi Johnson's 21-yard catch at the 5 on CSU's opening drive, rocking the Rams, who surrendered 17 points on Colorado's next three possessions.

In the second half, the Rams watched two long touchdown throws nullified in a three-play span to the chagrin of the team and its green-clad fans.

Detrich Clark's 27-yard TD grab was negated by offensive pass interference and two plays later, Johnson's 40-yard touchdown catch was wiped off by a hands-to-the-face flag on offensive lineman Jeff Taylor.

''We're not going to say the refs helped us, but whatever happened, happened,'' said freshman cornerback Trey Udoffia, who was in coverage on the Rams' first two offensive pass interference flags.

Lastly, a 33-yard grab at the 15 by Michael Gallup was wiped off by offensive pass interference, this one drawing an especially loud rebuke from Rams supporters in the crowd of 73,932 at the Denver Broncos' stadium.

''The ref said he pushed off,'' Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver said. ''It was what the ref called and that's how it goes down. It's pushing on every play, it's just something that goes with the game.''

BURST OF OFFENSE: Lindsay started Colorado's 17-point run with a 45-yard rumble up the middle and Shay Fields caught a 31-yard TD pass from Steven Montez sandwiched around a 39-yard field goal by James Stefanou.

Wyatt Bryan's 31-yard field goal in the second quarter accounted for the Rams' only points.

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Colorado State cornerback Kevin Nutt had a pair of interceptions on passes Montez threw to Devin Ross, including one in the end zone.

DOUBLE TROUBLE II: Stevens was sacked on his final two snaps of the first half - his only sacks in 49 drop-backs. After he was sacked for an 8-yard loss and the teams started heading to their respective tunnels, the Rams called timeout to give Stevens one more chance at a Hail Mary and he was sacked for a 10-yard loss.

THE TAKEAWAY

COLORADO STATE: The Rams will try to rebound like they did last year, when the lost to the Buffs 44-7 to open their season but bounced back to go 6-5 and earn their second straight bowl berth.

COLORADO: The Buffs are hoping to show their 10-4 season last year wasn't a fluke and a big win over their in-state rival is a good way to start.

UP NEXT

COLORADO STATE: The Rams host Abilene Christian next weekend before their big game at Alabama on Sept. 16.

COLORADO: The Buffaloes' next three games - against Texas State, Northern Colorado and Washington - are all at Folsom Field.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:11
48-J.Stefanou extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:11
23-P.Lindsay runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
36
yds
01:30
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 1 4
Rushing 0 1
Passing 1 2
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 1-3 1-2
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 32 72
Total Plays 10 9
Avg Gain 3.2 8.0
Net Yards Rushing 19 39
Rush Attempts 6 3
Avg Rush Yards 3.2 13.0
Net Yards Passing 13 33
Comp. - Att. 1-4 5-6
Yards Per Pass 3.3 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-5
Penalties - Yards 16-120 0-0
Touchdowns 0 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 2-45.0 1-45.0
Return Yards 83 0
Punts - Returns 1--3 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-86 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 10/10 1/1
Extra Points 7/7 1/1
Field Goals 3/3 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colorado State 1-1 03003
Colorado 1-0 1070017
13 PASS YDS 33
19 RUSH YDS 39
32 TOTAL YDS 72
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Stevens 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
25% 13 0 0 52.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
25% 13 0 0 52.3
N. Stevens 1/4 13 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Boddie 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 56 0
R. Boddie 8 56 0 13
M. Kinsey Jr. 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 34 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 34 1
M. Kinsey Jr. 8 34 1 9
I. Matthews 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 28 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 28 1
I. Matthews 9 28 1 12
D. Dawkins 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 19 0
D. Dawkins 5 19 0 5
N. Stevens 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
N. Stevens 3 6 0 3
D. Clark 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
D. Clark 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
O. Johnson 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 66 0
O. Johnson 5 66 0 26
D. Fackrell 30 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 0
D. Fackrell 2 28 0 21
C. Butler 16 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 27 1
C. Butler 2 27 1 15
Tr. Smith 27 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
Tr. Smith 2 25 0 14
D. Dawkins 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 1
D. Dawkins 1 18 1 18
M. Gallup 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
M. Gallup 1 13 0 13
I. Matthews 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
I. Matthews 1 7 0 7
D. Clark 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Clark 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Schlager 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Schlager 7-1 0.0 0
J. Watson 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
J. Watson 6-4 0.0 1
K. Robinson 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
K. Robinson 6-0 0.0 0
J. Sweet 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Sweet 4-0 0.0 0
K. Nutt Jr. 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Nutt Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
J. Fogal 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Fogal 3-1 0.0 0
T. Thomas 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.5
T. Thomas 2-1 0.5 1
A. Hawkins 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Hawkins 2-0 0.0 0
E. Colorito 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Colorito 1-0 0.0 0
C. Smith 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
J. Walker 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Walker 1-0 0.0 0
C. Foster 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Foster 1-2 0.0 0
J. Buys 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Buys 1-0 1.0 0
P. Moody 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Moody 1-0 0.0 0
T. McBride 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. McBride 1-1 0.0 0
E. Hubbard 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Hubbard 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hicks 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hicks 1-0 0.0 0
C. Meeks 51 OL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Meeks 0-1 0.0 0
D. Clark 8 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Clark 0-1 0.0 0
D. Thompson 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
D. Thompson 0-3 0.0 0
R. King 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
R. King 0-2 0.0 0
M. McDonald 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
M. McDonald 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
W. Bryan 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 7/7
SEASON FG XP
3/3 7/7
W. Bryan 3/3 41 7/7 16
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Stonehouse 41 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 45.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 45.0 2
R. Stonehouse 2 45.0 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Clark 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 28.7 45 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 28.7 45 0
D. Clark 3 28.7 45 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
O. Johnson 81 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -3.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 -3.0 0 0
O. Johnson 1 -3.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
83.3% 38 0 0 136.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
83.3% 38 0 0 136.5
S. Montez 5/6 38 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
P. Lindsay 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 44 1
P. Lindsay 2 44 1 45
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
S. Montez 1 -5 0 -5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Fields 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
S. Fields 2 17 0 10
D. Ross 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
D. Ross 1 12 0 12
J. Winfree 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
J. Winfree 1 5 0 5
B. Bobo 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
B. Bobo 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Winfree 9 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Winfree 1-0 0.0 0
I. Oliver 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Oliver 1-0 0.0 0
D. Lewis 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Lewis 1-0 0.0 0
A. Laguda 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Laguda 1-0 0.0 0
L. Jackson III 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Jackson III 1-0 0.0 0
C. Mulumba 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Mulumba 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Stefanou 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/0 1/1
J. Stefanou 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Kinney 89 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 45.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 45.0 0
A. Kinney 1 45.0 0 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 COLO 35 0:42 3 -30 Punt
12:12 COLOST 47 2:22 7 12 Punt
7:11 COLOST 25 0:00 1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 COLO 10 1:39 3 -2 Punt
8:41 COLO 6 1:30 7 49 TD