Scores

Final

Sacramento St 20

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Colorado State 23

(1-1, 1-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Hughes Stadium, FORT COLLINS, CO

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 7 3 3 720
CSU 7 0 7 923

Top Performers

Passing: B. Farris (CSU) - 321 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Johnson (CSU) - 20 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Greer (CSU) - 9 REC, 152 YDS

Colorado State hits last-second field goal for win 

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Mike Pagnotta recovered a late fumble and freshman kicker Ben DeLine hit a 20-yard field goal with no time remaining, lifting Colorado State to a 23-20 win over Sacramento State on Saturday.

DeLine also connected on a 36-yard field goal to tie the game with 1:29 remaining.

After the Hornets got the ball back, James Morehead broke through the line and nailed tailback Evander Wilkins, jarring the football loose. Pagnotta jumped on the football, setting the stage for DeLine's game-winning kick in Rams coach Steve Fairchild's home debut.

The Rams (1-1) have now won 11 straight against Championship Subdivision foes, but this one was far from easy.

Tony Washington caught seven passes for 117 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to give Sacramento State a 20-17 lead.

Washington broke free from Rams cornerback Brandon Owens down the left sideline and cradled Jason Smith's pass as he tumbled into the end zone.

But Colorado State came right back with a time-consuming drive, tying the game on DeLine's 36-yard field goal.

Sacramento State (1-1) lost for the ninth straight time against a Bowl Subdivision team, a streak spanning 17 years.

Billy Farris threw for 321 yards and Rashaun Greer caught nine passes for 152 yards. Kory Sperry had five catches for 62 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown in the first half.

Bryan Hilliard didn't play in the second half due to a shoulder injury. Hilliard had his string of four straight 100-yard games snapped, finishing with 39 yards on eight first-half carries.

Evander Wilkins had to pick up the slack, finishing with 14 carries for 57 yards.

Smith threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rams took their first lead of the game early in the third quarter when Gartrell Johnson plowed into the end zone from a yard out, giving Colorado State a 14-10 lead.

Juan Gamboa connected on a 31-yard field goal early in the second quarter and Kyle Hill hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Smith on a fourth down play during the opening drive, giving Sacramento State a 10-7 lead at halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
CSU
1st Downs1721
Total Yards310416
Passing205321
Rushing10595
Penalties7-633-22
3rd Down Conversions7-1412-15
4th Down Conversions3-30-1
Turnovers11
Possession29:3430:26

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith15/252058.220
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Farris21/333219.711

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilkins14533.8017
Hilliard8364.5011
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson20733.7116
Bell6172.804

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington711716.7140
Hill45213.0124
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Greer915216.9034
Morton36722.3044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACCSU
TD08:34Kyle Hill 24 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 70
TD00:55Kory Sperry 22 Yd Pass From Billy Farris (Ben Deline Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERSACCSU
FG08:34Juan Gamboa 31 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERSACCSU
TD10:59Gartrell Johnson 1 Yd Run (Ben Deline Kick) 1014
FG05:05Juan Gamboa 43 Yd 1314
FOURTH QUARTERSACCSU
FG12:50Ben Deline 23 Yd 1317
TD10:03Tony Washington 40 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 2017
FG01:29Ben Deline 36 Yd 2020
FG00:00Ben Deline 20 Yd 2023