Nick Stevens passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more Saturday night and Colorado State became bowl eligible with a 49-31 win over New Mexico.
Colorado State’s trio of running backs — Marvin Kinsey Jr., Izzy Matthews and Dalyn Dawkins — powered the Rams (6-5, 4-3 Mountain West) to 412 yards rushing and 9.8 yards per carry. Kinsey ran for 127 yards, Matthews for 107 yards and Dawkins 102.
Kinsey made it 49-17 with a 75-yard TD run.
New Mexico (7-4, 5-2) came into the game averaging 347.8 yards rushing, best at the FBS level. The Lobos managed 285 yards on 48 carries, though much of that came on Tyrone Owens’ 79-yard TD run late in the game. Owens finished with 157 yards rushing and passed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
Michael Gallup had five catches for 116 yards and a TD for Colorado State.
The Rams program had farewell festivities before and after the game to celebrate the last home game to be played at Hughes Stadium, which opened in 1968.