Air Force Drops Season Finale to Colorado State, 58-13
Nov. 30, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Rams Kapri Bibbs ran for three touchdowns, Garrett Grayson threw for 395 yards and three TDs and Colorado State clinched its first bowl bid in five years with a 58-13 rout of Air Force on Saturday.
The Falcons were in danger of being shut out for the first time since 1992 until scoring two TDs in the final five minutes.
Grayson topped Terry Nugent's school record for yards passing in a season with a 49-yard touchdown toss to Jordon Vaden in the third quarter, his last pass of the day, which gave him 3,327 yards on the season, eight more than Nugent had in 1983.
The Falcons (2-10, 0-8) lost 10 games for the first time in the program's history and went winless in conference play for the first time since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 1980.
Air Force has gone a school-record 258 straight games without being shut out, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation and the ninth-longest in big-school history.
Air Force had won seven straight in this series but they were outclassed from the start of this one as Bibbs scored on runs of 3 and 1 yards on Colorado State's first two series. The Rams sniffed out a fake punt by the Falcons at their own 45 and five plays later Grayson's 23-yard pass to Higgins made it 20-0.
Grayson and Higgins hooked up again from 19 yards out, and Jared Roberts' 54-yard field goal as the first half expired made it 30-0. It was the longest field goal for the Rams in 14 seasons.