Rams open new stadium with win over Oregon State
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.
BYU 20, PORTLAND STATE 6
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.