FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Ian Watts kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:27 left as Wyoming became bowl-eligible Friday with a 17-16 victory over Colorado State.
Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels had touchdown runs of 8 and 49 for Wyoming (6-6, 4-4 Mountain West). The Cowboys had lost four of their previous five games and their last five meetings in Fort Collins.
Wyoming was last eligible for a bowl in 2006, but it didn't receive an invitation. The last time Wyoming went to a bowl was the Las Vegas Bowl in 2004.
Backup quarterback Jon Eastman, a junior college transfer, had a touchdown pass in his first FBS start for Colorado State (3-9, 0-8). The Rams lost their last nine games.
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It's Rivalry Week, when College Football Playoff hopes, title aspirations and Heisman ambitions will rise and fall. Here are the four players most likely to be front and center.
Two more wins would likely secure a playoff bid for Clemson, and No. 14 North Carolina is rolling but has a lot of ground to make up in the rankings.
The Big 12 finally got into the top four with Oklahoma, while Baylor and Oklahoma State also still have a shot at cracking the top spots.
With four teams in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, there are plenty of things to watch down the stretch in the Big Ten.
Alabama and Florida are the SEC's only hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff, and both face rivals this week.
Only one team from the Pac-12 remains in playoff contention -- No. 9 Stanford. The Cardinal need a combination of wins and chaos to qualify.