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2013 Colorado State Rams football team

The 2013 Colorado State Rams football team represented Colorado State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rams were led by second-year head coach Jim McElwain and played their home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. They were members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 8–6, 5–3 in Mountain West play to finish in third place in the Mountain Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they defeated Washington State.

2013 Colorado State Rams football
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New Mexico Bowl champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2013 record8–6 (5–3 MW)
Head coachJim McElwain (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Baldwin (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMarty English (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorAl Simmons (2nd season)
Home stadiumSonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
(Capacity: 32,500)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Utah State x   7 1         9 5  
Boise State   6 2         8 5  
Colorado State   5 3         8 6  
Wyoming   3 5         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Air Force   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Fresno State x$   7 1         11 2  
San Diego State   6 2         8 5  
UNLV   5 3         7 6  
San Jose State   5 3         6 6  
Nevada   3 5         4 8  
Hawaii   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Fresno State 24, Utah State 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14:00 p.m.vs. Colorado*CBSSNL 27–4159,601
September 75:00 p.m.at Tulsa*CBSSNL 27–3022,875
September 141:30 p.m.No. 14 (FCS) Cal Poly*W 34–1714,146
September 215:00 p.m.at No. 1 Alabama*ESPN2L 6–31101,821
September 281:30 p.m.UTEP*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
CBSSNW 59–4219,517
October 121:30 p.m.San Jose State
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
CBSSNL 27–3426,022
October 1912:00 p.m.at WyomingRTRMW 52–2224,953
October 2610:00 p.m.at HawaiiW 35–2829,752
November 26:00 p.m.Boise State
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
CBSSNL 30–4221,133
November 91:30 p.m.Nevada
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 38–1715,234
November 165:00 p.m.at New MexicoRTRMW 66–4219,376
November 231:30 p.m.at Utah StateCBSSNL 0–1320,284
November 3012:00 p.m.Air Force
ESPN3W 58–1315,546
December 2112:00 p.m.vs. Washington State*
ESPNW 48–4527,104

Game summariesEdit

vs ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 14 3 27
Buffaloes 10 10 3 18 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–62–2 2012 CSU, 22–17

at TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 13 7 0 27
Golden Hurricane 14 0 3 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 1998 CSU, 34–7

Cal PolyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 (FCS) Mustangs 3 7 7 0 17
Rams 13 14 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 6 0 6
No. 1 Crimson Tide 7 10 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

UTEPEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 0 21 14 42
Rams 14 14 9 22 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–10 2011 UTEP, 31–17

San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 14 7 10 34
Rams 7 17 0 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2012 SJSU, 40–20

at WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 10 14 14 52
Cowboys 0 7 8 7 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–44–5 2012 WYO, 45–31

at HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 21 0 0 35
Warriors 7 10 0 11 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–9 2012 CSU, 42–27

Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 21 7 7 42
Rams 10 7 0 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 BSU, 42–14

NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 7 10 0 17
Rams 3 3 18 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–2 2011 NEV, 51–6

at New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 17 14 21 66
Lobos 7 14 21 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–25 2012 CSU, 24–20

at Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 0 0
Aggies 0 3 7 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–31–2 2012 USU, 31–19

Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 0 13 13
Rams 13 17 21 7 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–31–1 2012 AF, 42–21

Washington State (New Mexico Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 21 14 3 7 45
Rams 10 13 7 18 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit