Rams open new sta­dium with win over Ore­gon State

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

Line­backer Tre Thomas scored on a 44-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn to lead a Colorado State de­fense that forced five turnovers, Nick Stevens threw three TD passes and the Rams opened their new on-cam­pus sta­dium with a 58-27 win over Ore­gon State on a steamy Satur­day.

Colorado State moved into its new digs this sea­son after nearly five decades of play­ing down the road at Hughes Sta­dium.

A rau­cous 37,583 fans showed up to catch a glimpse of the $220-mil­lion fa­cil­ity.

Stevens did his part to make sure it was a suc­cess­ful un­veil­ing by throw­ing for 334 yards — his third ca­reer 300-yard pass­ing game.

The Beavers fum­bled twice and threw three in­ter­cep­tions on the way to los­ing their 14th straight road game.

score to make it 34-20.


Tan­ner Mangum com­pleted 16 of 27 passes for 194 yards and a touch­down, and Squally Canada had 13 car­ries for a ca­reer-high 90 yards and a score to help BYU beat Port­land State 20-6 Satur­day in the sea­son opener for both teams.

Port­land State’s of­fense crossed mid­field just twice and went three-and-out on four of its first five pos­ses­sions.

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