New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State defeats WSU 48-45

December 21, 2013 11:01 a.m.  •  0 comments

Colorado State defeats Washington State University 48-45 in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Related story: Colorado State rallies to beat WSU, 48-45

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Washington State players leave the team bus and head to the locker room before start of the New Mexico Bowl on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State players pick up their jerseys on their way to the locker room before start of the New Mexico Bowl on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State band director Don Hower, who is soon to retire from the university watches as his band performs during a tailgate party before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State band member Eric Stoess performs during a tailgate party before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Brothers, Rick, left and Mason Walter pose for a photo before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Shane Buck, left and Mason McCann, right of Colorado Springs pose for a photo before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State warms up before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach smiles as his team warms up before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) warms up before the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach calls plays against Colorado State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State receiver Gabe Marks (8) hauls in a touchdown pass over Colorado State’s Bernard Blake (23) during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State running back Marcus Mason (35) runs the ball against Colorado State’s Shaq Bell (3) during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State quarterback Garrett Gayson looks for an open teammate against Washington State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Damante Horton tries to stop Colorado State reciever Rashard Higgins (82) during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Theron West (24) celebrates against Colorado State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State right tackle John Fullington (77) watches from the sidelines agaisnt Colorado State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Deone Bucannon intercepts a Colorado State pass during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State celebrates with Deone Bucannon (20) intercepts a Colorado State pass during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Vince Mayle runs the ball in for a touchdown Colorado State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Joe Hansley (25) misses a catch against Washington State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Kristoff Williams (18) is brought down by Colorado State during the first half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Isiah Myers (88) runs the ball in for a touchdown against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Theron West (24) runs the ball against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Colorado State won the game 48-45.

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Washington State’s River Cracraft (84) hauls in a long pass against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s River Cracraft (84) runs the ball against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Kapri Bibbs (5) hauls in a pass against Washington State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Damante Horton forces a fumble by Colorado State’s Jordon Vaden (11) during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State Darryl Paulo recovers a fumble at the WSU 34-yard line against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson (18) passes against Washington State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday reacts agasint Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach watches the scoreboard against Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Jordan Vaden (11) runs the ball against Washington State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday loses control of the ball against Colorado State in a play that officials initially ruled a fumble recovered by CSU, but was retracted during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Shaquil Barrett (56) recovers a ball fumbled by Washington State’s Jeremiah Laufasa (43) during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Shaquil Barrett (56) celebrates with teammates after he recovered a ball fumbled by Washington State’s Jeremiah Laufasa (43) during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Jake Schlager (8) recovers a fumble by Washington State’s Teondray Caldwell on a kickoff return to give Colorado back the ball with 27 seconds remaining in the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State fans react after a fumble gave the ball back to Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Jake Schlager (8) recovers a fumble by Washington State’s Teondray Caldwell on a kickoff return to give Colorado back the ball with 27 seconds remaining in the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State reacts after Colorado State kicked a field goal to win the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s offense exits the field after a fumble gave the ball back to Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State’s Joe Kawulok (90) and Aaron Davis (37) celebrate after defeating Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State exits the field as Colorado State celebrates a victory after the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain accepts the Gildan New Mexico Bowl trophy after defeating Washington State on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Colorado State celebrates after defeating Washington State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Washington State’s Rickey Galvin is comforted by a teammate after losing to Colorado State during the second half of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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