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UPDATE AT 11:45 MT. Next at 2:00 a.m. MT.


Thanks for calling the RamLine up on the World Wide Web tonight and catching Colorado State football with us. The Rams fall to 1-1 on the '95 season, while the 10th-ranked Buffs improve to 2-0.

Next week Colorado State opens up defense of their WAC title, as they open WAC play with a trip to Colorado Springs to face the surprising Air Force Academy Falcons at 1:30 p.m. MST.

The Falcons beat Wyoming 34-10 on Saturday to improve to 2-0 on the year, and 2-0 in WAC play. A victory over the Rams next Saturday would put the Flyboys comfortably in the WAC's driver's seat. The Rams have won the last two games in this series, though, including last year's 34-21 win to open the 1994 season.

Quotes from the locker room and final statistics from tonight's game will be available at approximately 12:05 a.m. MST -- about 15 minutes from now. We'll have those on the RamLine as soon as they are available.

Key to tonight's game: the disastrous start by the Rams, who allowed the Buffs to score on their first two possessions. The Rams then fumbled into their own end zone on their next possession, and the Buffs' Daryl Price recovered for a 21-0 lead just seven-and-a-half minutes into the game.

The start forced the Rams into more of a passing offense than they desired. Ram QB Daren Wilkinson was 15-40 for 187 yards (1 TD, 2 INT) on the game, with at least eight of his passes being dropped by CSU wide receivers.

Running back E.J. Watson, who had 130 yards last week in CSU's opening-game 31-10 win over Montana State, was held to less than 40 yards for the game (19 carries, 34 yards by unofficial count). The Rams are 6-0 when Watson runs for more than 100 yards in a game in the senior back's career.

CSU defensive end Sean Moran was named ESPN's Player of the Game for Colorado State. He had eight tackles, including two sacks of CU QB Koy Detmer.

Update at 11:40 MT. Next at 11:45 MT.

Moreno pass tipped and intercepted by CU's Elton Davis -- his 2nd INT of the game. 1:15 left, Colorado 42, COLORADO STATE 14.

Update at 11:30 MT. Next at 11:40 MT.

Second-stringers in for CU on offense now. Detmer's line: 18-26, 256 yards, 1 TD. CSU forces punt, gets ball back at their 28 with 2:36 left. Colorado 42, COLORADO STATE 14.

Update at 11:20 MT. Next at 11:30 MT.

CSU scores as reserve QB Moses Moreno, seeing his first action of the game after Wilkinson was 15-40 for 187 yards and 1 TD with 2 INT's, drives the Rams 75 yards in 11 plays. The drive culminates when Moreno hits Jeremy Calhoun on a 32-yard TD pass. Calhoun made a spectacular one-handed catch in the back left corner of the end zone. McDougal adds the PAT.

5:27 remaining: Colorado 42, COLORADO STATE 14.

Update at 11:10 MT. Next at 11:20 MT.

Buffs rub salt into Rams' wounds as Detmer hits Rae Carruth with an 8-yard TD pass.

9:41 left: Colorado 42, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 11:00 MT. Next at 11:10 MT.

Rams' drive ends with McDougal's third missed field goal of the game, this time from 39 yards. 13:10 left: Colorado 35, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 10:50 MT. Next at 11:00 MT.

CSU driving with a 3rd-and-7 at the CU 41 at the end of the 3rd quarter,

After 3 quarters: Colorado 35, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 10:40 MT. Next update at 10:50 MT.

CSU drive halted when Wilkinson is picked off by CU's Elton Davis at CU 5.

4:30 left, 3rd qtr.: Colorado 35, COLORADO STATE 7.


CSU has to punt on its' first possession, and the Rams get a rare break as CU fumbles the fair catch back to CSU at the Buffs 37. But four plays later, McDougal misses his 2nd FGA of the game.

7:38 left, 3rd qtr. Colorado 35, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 10:20 MT. Next update at 10:30 MT

CU's Troutman scores his 2nd TD on a 15-yard jaunt up the middle against a CSU blitz. Drive was 11 plays, 82 yds. and took 4:47. 10:13 left, 3rd qtr. Colorado 35, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 10:16 MT. Next update at 10:20 MT.

CU receives second-half kickoff and starts from their own 18. Drive by Buffs aided by 28-yard run on fake punt. CU takes time out with 3rd-and-3 at CSU 15 w/10:18 left in the 3rd quarter. Update at 10:00 MT. next update at 10:10 MT.


For CSU, Wilkinson is 10-29 passing for 135 yards and a TD, with 1 INT. Watson has 15 carries for 37 yards and 2 catches for 43 yards in the 1st half. Turner has 3 catches for 52 yards, but probably should've had as many as four additional catches. Justin Shull had two grabs for 16 yards and CSU's lone score.

For CU, the key has been the running game. Herschel Troutman had 8 carries for 45 yards and a TD, while backup Lendon Barnes has 9 runs for 47 yards and two TD's. Detmer is 6-10 passing for 126 yards.

We'll be back for the 2nd half kickoff. HALFTIME: Colorado 28, COLORADO STATE 7.

Update at 9:45 MT. Next update at 10:00 MT.

CSU Hail Mary pass at end of half falls incomplete in end zone to end first half. The score at HALFTIME: Colorado 28, COLORADO STATE 7.

updated at 9:35 MT. Next update at 9:45 MT.

CSU drives peters out at CU 19, as fourth-and-three play is an incomplete shovel pass from Wilkinson to Watson. 1:30 left, 1st half: CU 28, CSU 7.

Updated at 9:25 MT. Next update at 9:35 MT.

CU scores again as Barnes goes over left tackle from four yards out. PAT is good.

3:22 left, 1st half. CU 28, CSU 7.

Update at 9:20 MT. Next update at 9:30 MT.

CU takes their first time out with 5:23 left in the first half. The Buffs are driving at the CSU 29.CU is still ahead 21-7.

Update at 9:10 MT. Next update at 9:20 MT.

CSU drive goes nowhere as Wilkinson is forced to throw too quickly on second and third down, due to CU pressure. CSU uses 1st time out on punt with 12:24 left in the first half.

CSU's Nate Kvamme recovers CU fumble on punt return at CU 23.

CSU's break nets nothing as McDougal misses a 37-yard field goal try.

SOME WAC SCORES: FINAL: Air Force (2-0) 34, Wyoming (0-1) 10. 3rd qtr.: Stanford 10, Utah 10. 4th qtr.: (12) UCLA 23, BYU 9.

Updated at 9:00 MT. Next update at 9:10 MT.

CSU holds CU on their next drive following CSU's first TD. Rams start next drive at their own 44 yard line.

Updated at 8:53 MT. Next update at 9:00 MT.

CSU scores as Wilkinson hits tight end Justin Shull on fourth down with a nine-yard TD pass. McDougal adds the PAT.

14:56 left, 2nd qtr. CU 21, CSU 7.

Updated at 8:50 MT. Next update at 9:00 MT.

Rams driving at CU 9 with a 4th-and-2 at the end of the first quarter. CU 21, CSU 0.

Updated at 8:45 MT.Next update at 8:55 MT.

A 14-play CSU drive is thwarted by CU's TJ Cunningham, who picks off a pass at the CU 1.

1:30 left in 1st period, CU 21, CSU 0.

Updated at 8:35 MT. Next update at 8:45 MT.

Rams' fumbled kickoff return gives them ball at their own nine yard line. Thanx to CU penalty on 4th down punt, CSU on march at their 34.

Updated at 8:25 MT. Next update at 8:35 MT.

Another CU TD, as the Buffs' Daryl Price recovers a fumble in the end zone on a botched CSU end-around to Renard Carn. PAT good.

7:33 left, 1st qtr. CU 21, CSU 0.

Updated at 8:22 MT. Next update at 8:30 MT.

CU scores again, as first Troutman takes a short Detner pass 89 yards to the CSU four. On the next play, Lendon Barnes scores off left tackle. PAT is good.

7:42 left, 1st qtr. CU 14, CSU 0.

Updated at 8:15 MT. Next update at 8:25 MT.

CU scoring drive: 63 yards, 7 plays, 2:40 time

Despite a 34-yard shovel pass to Watson on 3rd-and-15, CSU has to punt. It is downed by Ray Jackson at the CU three yard line.

Updated at 8:09 p.m. MT. Next update at 8:15 MT.

Colorado scores on their opening drive, as RB Herschel Troutman completes a 63-yard drive with a 4-yard blast off right guard. Neil Voskeritchian's PAT is good. The drive was kept alive by a CSU pass interference penalty on a 3rd-and-nine play from the CSU 17. The penalty gave CU a 1st-and-goal at the CSU 4, and Troutman scored on the next play.

10:53 left, 1st period. Colorado 7, Colorado State 0.

Updated at 7:55 p.m. MT. Next update at 8:05 MT

Ralphie has charged onto the field and we are moments away from kickoff here at Folsom Field in Boulder as the 10th-ranked Buffs tackle the Colorado State Rams live here on the World Wide Web!

Tennessee has just edged Georgia 30-27 on a last-second field goal, so ESPN, who is televising tonight's game across the nation, is set to give the go-ahead.

CSU receives the kickoff, and Damon Washington returns it from his own four yard line out to the CSU 16.

Daren Wilkinson starts at quarterback this week for the Rams. His first pass was incomplete to Ronald Antoine. E.J. Watson gets the call on the next two plays, but he ends up a yard short of the first down. Matt McDougal punts, and it is fair-caught by CU at their 36 yard line.

Updated at 7:50 p.m. MT Next Update at 7:55 MT

Welcome, Colorado State football fans to tonight's game from Boulder, Colo. between the Rams of Colorado State (1-0) and the homestanding Colorado Buffaloes (1-0).

Kickoff from Folsom Field in Boulder is scheduled for 7:54 p.m. MST, but will be possibly delayed as ESPN, who is showing the game nationally this evening, is awaiting the finish of the Georgia-Tennessee game. The score there is tied at 27-27 with 3:00 remaining.

But back to tonight's game. The Rams are coming off a season-opening 31-10 win over Montana State, while the 10th-ranked Buffs are coming off an impressive 43-7 win at Wisconsin.

Kickoff is just a few minutes away. It's a cloudy, somewhay windy night at the base of the Foothills in Boulder. Temperature is in the low 50's at game time, and there is a chance for some showers during the game, according to local forecasters.

A sellout crowd awits the kickoff from Boulder, so sit back and catch all the action of Colorado State football live via the RamLine on the World Wide Web.

Sponsor of tonight's game is John Karbula, writer of the book, "Every Fan's Dream," a chronicle of the glorious 1994 CSU season!

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