2009 Colorado State Football

Mountain Best: Marquee matchup taking place near top of the standings

Boise State has crushed Fresno State in recent years with the help of guys like quarterback Kellen Moore (11), who completed a pass during this 51-0 rout in 2010. The Bulldogs are looking to go into Boise this Saturday and snap that streak in a matchup of two of the league's top three teams.

Mountain Best: Marquee matchup taking place near top of the standings
College football: While UNLV and UNR do battle in Las Vegas, the most intriguing game is Fresno State's search for revenge at Boise State
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 (2 a.m.)
This is the first weekend with all 10 Mountain West teams playing conference games, and it also presents the season’s first marquee intraleague matchup.

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UNR quarterback Cody Fajardo (left) cuts away from Hawaii linebacker Brenden Daley during the Wolf Pack's blowout victory on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The difference in talent in the Mountain West right doesn't get any larger than between these two teams.
Mountain Best: Most of the league is chasing this year's newcomers
College football: The conference schedule is just starting to get into full swing, but UNR and Fresno State already look like the class of the conference
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As we prepare to enter the bulk of the conference schedule, it appears more and more likely that a newcomer is going to walk away with the trophy.

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UNLV quarterback Nick Sherry holds his neck after getting hit above the shoulders by Washington State during their game Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Washington State won the game 35-27, dropping UNLV to 0-3 on the season.
Mountain Best: UNR tops the Sun's initial Mountain West college football rankings
UNLV football: Find out where UNLV (0-3) stacks up with the bottom half of the conference and see which teams are poised for a move up or down
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
As UNLV prepares to open conference play on Saturday by hosting Air Force, it’s time to take a look around the league and roll out the Sun’s Mountain West football rankings: The Mountain Best.

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New Mexico guard Phillip McDonald claps and eyes the clock as time runs out in their Mountain West Conference Championship game against Colorado State Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 67-61 and will face BYU in a Friday quarterfinal game.
New Mexico ousts Colorado State; Will third win over BYU get Lobos back in bubble conversation?
MWC TOURNAMENT: Drew Gordon, A.J. Hardeman combine for 23 points and 22 rebounds in Lobos' 21st win of season
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This year's NCAA tournament bubble will only exist for about another 48 hours, but does it have room for one more team? New Mexico just might have a chance to get in the conversation Friday night. Though it's still a very outside possibility that the Lobos (21-11) can make themselves a legitimate at-large candidate following two months of bubble irrelevance, they'll get a shot at a third victory over Mountain West Conference co-regular season champ BYU on Friday night in the league tournament semifinals.

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UNLV coach Lon Kruger yells encouragement to guards Anthony Marshall, center, and Oscar Bellfield as they head to the bend for a time out against Colorado State during their Mountain West Conference game at Moby Arena Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Fort Collins. UNLV won the game 68-61 to split the season series.
Bellfield keys monster second half for UNLV in 68-61 win at Colorado State
REBELS BASKETBALL: Junior guard a catalyst with four 3-pointers after the break as Rebels notch 20th win
Sunday, February 20, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — When the door to the visitor's locker room in the corner of Moby Arena swung open on Saturday night, the celebration that could be heard had an accent of relief to it. Pressure had begun to mount on UNLV in the last week, after letting a late lead slip in a 53-47 loss to No. 6 San Diego State, then winning in the ugliest of fashions over Air Force four days later, 49-42. With their NCAA tournament at-large profile on the line, the Rebels got a win that they could feel good about in Fort Collins, Colo., ...

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UNLV guard Anthony Marshall heads off the court with his head down after fouling out against Colorado State during a game on Jan. 19, 2011, at the Thomas & Mack Center. Colorado State won, 78-63.
Stripped of its colors, UNLV heads out for monster showdown with Colorado State
REBELS BASKETBALL: Rebels, Rams meet on Saturday at Moby Arena with huge NCAA tournament implications on the line
Friday, February 18, 2011
At Thursday's practice, UNLV senior guard Tre'Von Willis ran around in a pair of his old purple and black game shorts from Washington Union High back in Fresno. Oscar Bellfield donned some black and orange trunks with a faded logo from a tournament he played in somewhere along the way and a nondescript white tank top.

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UNLV's Quintrell Thomas and Carlos Lopez bury their heads as Colorado State pulls away from them during the second half of Wednesday's game at the Thomas & Mack Center. CSU won the game 78-63.
Reeling UNLV stomped on its home floor by surging Colorado State, 78-63
REBELS BASKETBALL: Rebels out-hustled, out-muscled and out-played; drop to 2-3 in MWC with New Mexico up next
Thursday, January 20, 2011
UNLV losing to Colorado State at the Thomas & Mack Center was shocking enough, but how it lost was what many who watched will remember most. The Rebels were out-hustled, out-muscled and simply out-played.

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UNLV's Quintrell Thomas and Carlos Lopez bury their heads as Colorado State pulls away during the second half of Wednesday's game at the Thomas & Mack Center. CSU won 78-63.
Rebels rocked on home floor by upstart Rams, 78-63
LIVE GAME BLOG: Final: Franklin's 23-point redemption performance paces Colorado State to upset
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Well, Saturday's first of two clashes between UNLV and New Mexico lost a lot of luster tonight. The Lobos dropped to 1-3 in the league with a loss at Utah, while UNLV is now 2-3 following a shocking 78-63 loss at the Mack to upstart Colorado State. The Rams are now 13-5 overall and 3-1 in the league, putting them in the early driver's seat for the league's potential third NCAA tournament bid.

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Wyoming's Djibril, right, and Colorado State's Dorian Green battle for the ball during college basketball action in Fort Collins, Colo. Jan 4, 2010. Colorado State won the game 73-60.
Colorado State out to prove it belongs with league's best against UNLV
REBELS BASKETBALL: Rams enter the Mack with 12-5 record, but remember 0-8 combined record against MWC's 'Big Four' a year ago
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Without hesitation, Tim Miles rattles them off from memory. "Against Wyoming, we were down 13, end up winning by 13," the fourth-year Colorado State coach begins. "Hampton had us down 17, we got back, had the lead with four seconds left. San Francisco jumped down on us by 10 or 12, we beat them. Southern Miss had us by 15, we beat them. It's been chronic." But the difference between this season and the previous few is that the Rams are in fact winning the better portion of those games.

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Colorado State quarterback Pete Thomas (4) tries to avoid being forced out-of-bounds by UNLV linebacker Tani Maka while nearing the end zone during their game on Oct. 16, 2010, at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo.
UNLV 'stunned' by 43-10 blowout defeat at Colorado State
REBELS FOOTBALL: Rebels routed in one of the easier games on 2010 schedule
Saturday, October 16, 2010
UNLV played with a significant talent disadvantage in each of its first five losses this season. The Rebels played one of the toughest early schedules in the nation, as the five teams that beat them all made bowl games last year and three of them were ranked.

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Live Game Blog: UNLV embarrassed at Colorado State, falls to 1-6
Nothing goes right for UNLV, who falls 43-10
Saturday, October 16, 2010
UNLV squandered one of its best chances to grab another victory Saturday afternoon in Fort Collins. UNLV and Colorado State both limped into the game with a 1-5 record. But the Rams stormed out with a resounding 43-10 victory against the Rebels.

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Colorado State quarterback Pete Thomas, right, discusses strategy with Rams coach Steve Fairchild during the team's 27-0 loss to TCU in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 2, 2010.
Take Five: A closer look at UNLV vs. Colorado State
REBELS FOOTBALL: Rebels hope to improve to 2-1 in MWC play against an equally struggling foe
Friday, October 15, 2010
In short, the UNLV football team now gets a chance to see if playing against mostly elite competition so far this season — and taking lumps while doing so — will pay off against a team more on its level. The Rebels (1-5 overall, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) travel for a second consecutive week, this time to face Colorado State (1-5, 0-2) in a Saturday matinee in Fort Collins, Colo.

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The UNLV offense celebrates a Phillip Payne touchdown during the Rebels' game against Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Sam Boyd Stadium.  UNLV pulled out a win, 34-33, thanks to Payne's TD grab with 32 seconds to play.
Notebook: Phillip Payne situation to remain 'fluid,' no word on Saturday status
UNLV FOOTBALL: Junior receiver returns to practice, but not listed on depth chart for Colorado State game
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The updated UNLV depth chart released Monday solidified what many had already expected: Star junior receiver Phillip Payne has some work to do if he wants back onto the field any time soon. Of the five names listed for the two spots, none included the 6-foot-3 Western High product, who was left home from this weekend's trip to West Virginia after making disparaging remarks regarding the program on his Twitter feed.

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San Diego State coach Steve Fisher salutes fans with the net after their Mountain West Conference championship game against UNLV Saturday, March 13, 2010. San Diego State won the game 55-45.
Unveiling the Sun's 2010-11 MWC hoops preseason poll, honorees
MWC ATHLETICS: San Diego State, Jimmer Fredette headline UNLV beat writer Ryan Greene's ballot
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Next week, the Mountain West Conference will release its preseason media poll and All-MWC team. But as has become tradition in my few years here at the Sun, I'd rather give you my votes right now.

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TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, left, pats the helmet of Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore following the Broncos' 17-10 victory over the Horned Frogs in the Fiesta Bowl in January.
Glance around the MWC: No one disputes TCU as favorite
MWC MEDIA DAY: Utah and BYU follow TCU in preseason poll; UNLV comes in eighth
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Everyone involved with Mountain West Media Days on Tuesday at Red Rock Resort came to at least one consensus. TCU is the team to beat. The 31 media members who voted in the preseason poll unanimously selected the Horned Frogs to win the Mountain West for the second year in a row. No coaches griped at this decision. Even Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, whose Utes were chosen second, agreed.

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Next Game: Men's Basketball
UNLV

  • Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. (PT)
  • Location: Thomas & Mack Center
  • Tickets: UNLV Tickets

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