ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Nick Stevens threw for two touchdowns in Colorado State's 21-point second quarter and the Rams defense forced a fourth-quarter turnover in a 27-24 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.
Colorado State linebacker Patrick Elsenbast forced a fumble by New Mexico running back Richard McQuarley and defensive lineman Jakob Buys made the recovery. The Rams went on a five-minute drive, capped by Wyatt Bryan's 52-yard field goal with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter.
Aaron Molina's 12-yard touchdown catch with 24 seconds remaining pulled New Mexico within three points and the Lobos recovered the onside kick. Evan Colorito, on his birthday, ended it with a sack of Tevaka Tuioti on fourth-and-4 from near midfield.