FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) For a few moments, Colorado State lived every underdog's dream finish. The winning score even went up - briefly - on the scoreboard only to be wiped out by reality.
Collin Hill's apparent 34-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams with no time left was negated by penalty, allowing No. 14 Utah State to escape with a 29-24 victory Saturday in a wild, stunning finish to a game played in snow and freezing rain.
"Survive and advance. Just like in the NCAA Tournament," said Utah State coach Matt Wells, who was both relieved and ecstatic. "You know, I'm going to celebrate after a win like this. I'm going to let the players celebrate all the way until Monday. We have a special season going."