Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars nose tackle Ioane Gauta (95) loses his helmet as he tackles Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs (5) in the second quarter during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

CSU RB Kapri Bibbs 75-yard TD run (GIF)

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday might have had five touchdown passes before halftime, but Colorado State has hung around.

Down just 35-23 at halftime despite the barrage of scoring strikes from Halliday, the Rams managed to bring it within a score entering the 4th quarter following this impressive run from Kapri Bibbs:

Colorado State RB

That run was the first and, obviously, only play of the drive for Colorado State and it brought the score to 38-30.  Washington State has since added another touchdown on – you guessed it – another throw from Halliday.

The Rams have outgained the Cougars 490-384, due in no small part to the efforts of Bibbs.  With six minutes left in the fourth, Bibbs has gained 151 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns.

Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson is 23-of-38 for 289 yards with a TD and an interception.  Halliday is 34-of-53 for 397 yards with the 6 TDs and one pick.

Cougars’ wide receiver River Cracraft has a game-high 8 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Colorado State (7-6, 5-3 Mountain West) trails Washington State (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) at the New Mexico Bowl, 45-30, with 4 minutes remaining.  It’ll take a couple of quick scores like the GIF above to give the Rams a shot at coming back at this point.

Tags: College Football Colorado State Rams Connor Halliday Kapri Bibbs New Mexico Bowl Washington State Cougars

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