Sunday, September 09, 2007

Coloradoan: CSU puts up fight but loses to California

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Redemption. It was right there, right on their fingertips. So, so close.  In the end, though, Colorado State University's bid for one of the biggest football wins in school history fell just short as 10th-ranked California escaped Hughes Stadium with a 34-28 victory. And the disappointed Rams walked away knowing a chance to end two years of failure and frustration had once again eluded their grasp. "If we score again, it's one of the great games ever," CSU quarterback Caleb Hanie said. "As it is ..."  True. The Rams rallied from a 34-14 deficit with 5:49 to play by scoring two touchdowns in 51 seconds to close within 6 points. But Cal, touted as a national title contender, made a critical first down with just more than 2 minutes remaining and held on. "We were fortunate to take a win," Cal coach Jeff Tedford said.

The Rams not only lost their ninth consecutive game, they lost star tight end Kory Sperry - perhaps their best player - for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. "I guess the good thing is that we won't face a team as good as Cal the rest of the season," CSU defensive tackle Erik Sandie said. "If we play like this the rest of the season, no one will be close to us."


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