On the Dogs third drive, sophomore quarterback Ben Wooldridge came into the game and looked to throw a 17 yard touchdown to Keric Wheatfall, but replay review overturned a one-handed 17 yard touchdown. Instead Cesar Silva hit a 34 yard field goal to tie the game at 10. He was 3/4 for 37 yards.
Haener was back in on the fourth drive and after converting a fourth and 2, Rivers broke a tackle en route to a 32 yard touchdown. It was the 30th rushing touchdown for the senior RB moving him to 4th on the Dogs all-time list (rushing TDs).
Haener then connected with Jordan Mims for a 15 yard touchdown capping a 91 yard drive to give FS a 24-10 lead at the break. The junior QB was 22/32 for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns.
What it looks like inside the stadium after a Bulldog touchdown 👀 24-10 FS pic.twitter.com/tndTncXple— Bri Mellon (@BriABC30) October 30, 2020
Rivers added his third touchdown in the second half finishing with 164 total yards (95 on the ground/69 receiving). Following a CSU turnover Jalen Cropper added his first touchdown of 2020 with a 6 yard receiving touchdown that made the game 38-10 FS.
This is the offensive showing I think a lot of Bulldog fans expected. Six different receivers with at least 2 receptions. 1-2 punch of Rivers + Mims in the backfield. Zero turnovers from Haener. All leads to the first win of the Kalen DeBoer era. @ABC30— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) October 30, 2020
Colorado State started Temple transfer Todd Centeio at quarterback in its season opener. The dual threat quarterback struggled in his Rams debut going 10/23 for 141 yards and no touchdowns (89 yards rushing).
Next up for the Dogs is a trip to Sin City to take on UNLV (0-1) next Saturday. The Rebels host Nevada (1-0) this weekend and will be the first time fans will attend a football game inside Allegiant Stadium. 3% of stadium capacity will be allowed in (around 2,000 fans) and a similar number is expected when FS comes to town the following week.
Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium is set for 12:30 PM on 11/7 and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.