Scores

Final

Colorado State 31

(2-7, 1-4 MW)

Wyoming 45

(2-7, 1-4 MW)

4:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY

1 2 3 4 T
CSU 7 7 3 1431
WYO 21 7 14 345

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (WYO) - 235 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Alexander (AKR) - 20 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Coffman (CSU) - 4 REC, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Wyoming 45, Colorado St. 31

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Brett Smith passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in leading Wyoming past Colorado State 45-31 Saturday.

Wyoming (2-7, 1-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak and won its fourth straight over the Rams (2-7, 1-4). It is the Cowboys' longest win streak in the more than 100-game series between the two schools since they won seven in a row from 1967-73.

The game also marked the return of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen, who was suspended for the previous game against Boise State because of his conduct after a loss to Air Force on Oct. 13 when he berated Falcons coach Troy Calhoun.

Smith completed 18 of 31 passes for 228 yards. He had TD passes of 26 yards to Chris McNeill, 16 yards to Brandon Miller, 9 yards to Robert Herron and 3 yards to Dominic Rufran.

His scoring passes to McNeill and Miller occurred in the first quarter that saw the Cowboys jump out to a 21-7 lead. Defensive back Blair Burns returned an interception 99 yards -- second longest in school history -- for Wyoming's other score in the quarter. The Rams never seriously challenged after falling behind 42-17 after the third quarter despite gaining 512 yards in total offense.

The Cowboys defense picked off two CSU passes and forced another turnover on a fumble.

Shaun Wick contributed 98 yards rushing on 25 carries, while Brandon Miller added 89 yards on 18 rushes. The Cowboys finished with 468 yards total offense and no turnovers.

Colorado State was led by Donnell Alexander, who rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown, and Connor Smith, who completed 13 of 23 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns. Smith's scoring passes covered 75 yards to Thomas Coffman and 36 yards to Kivon Cartwright.

The TD pass to Coffman was the longest offensive play by CSU since 2008.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CSU
WYO
1st Downs2132
Total Yards512468
Passing387240
Rushing125228
Penalties10-765-50
3rd Down Conversions2-1015-20
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers30
Possession24:2435:36

Passing Leaders

Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith13/2332614.221
WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith19/322357.340

Rushing Leaders

Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander201145.7132
Brown3186.0110
WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wick25983.9016
Miller18894.9014

Receiving Leaders

Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coffman414636.5175
Cartwright36722.3131
WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Miller55911.8125
Claiborne35919.7028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCSUWYO
TD11:57Chris McNeill 26 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 07
TD11:46Thomas Coffman 75 Yd Pass From Conner Smith (Jared Roberts Kick) 77
TD07:00Brandon Miller 16 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 714
TD03:27Blair Burns 99 Yd Interception Return (Stuart Williams Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERCSUWYO
TD13:09Robert Herron 9 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 728
TD02:54Donnell Alexander 11 Yd Run (Jared Roberts Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTERCSUWYO
FG08:51Jared Roberts 30 Yd 1728
TD05:24Brett Smith 5 Yd Run (Stuart Williams Kick) 1735
TD02:32Dominic Rufran 3 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 1742
FOURTH QUARTERCSUWYO
FG13:47Stuart Williams 31 Yd 1745
TD10:10Kivon Cartwright 31 Yd Pass From Conner Smith (Jared Roberts Kick) 2445
TD06:48Joe Brown 3 Yd Run (Jared Roberts Kick) 3145