Sept. 2, 2006
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State defense held Weber State to negative 38 yards rushing and 86 total yards en route to a 30-6 season-opening victory over Weber State at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium Saturday afternoon. CSU set school records in both yards allowed and rushing yards allowed in the game.
Ram running back Gartrell Johnson III scored twice in the first quarter and gave the Rams an early 13-0 lead. Ram kicker Jason Smith knocked home a 29-yard field goal midway through the second to put CSU up 16-0 with 8:27 to play in the first half.
Weber State found the scoreboard for the first time as time expired in the first half with a 42-yard field goal by Conor Foley.
Foley then struck again after CSU fumbled the opening kickoff of the first half resulting in a 24-yard Wildcat field goal to make the game 16-6 early in the third.
After trading punts, Weber State nearly made it a three-point game on an interception returned for a touchdown by John Collins but the play was called back on a pass interference call. CSU went on to score on a three-yard run by Johnson to put the home team ahead 23-6.
The Rams added a touchdown with 7:11 to play in the fourth on a six-yard run by Caleb Hanie to make the final score 30-6.
"They (Weber State) fought you tough," commented CSU Head Coach Sonny Lubick, "made us earn everything. Other than the first drive or two, we got up 13 points, everything was hard-earned."
CSU ended the game with 149 yards on the ground and 212 yards through the air for a total of 361 yards of total offense compared to 86 yards by Weber State.
On the ground, Nnamdi Ohaeri had three carries for 39 yards to lead CSU while Micheal Myers had 38 and Johnson had 34.
CSU (1-0) will face in-state rival Colorado next Saturday at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. MT with the game being carried nationally on CSTV. Tickets still remain for the event and can be purchased on CSURams.com or by calling 1-800-491-RAMS.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Football Game Notes: Colorado State vs. Utah...
On Saturday, Oct. 18, Colorado State will play host to Utah State in the annual Homecoming game. ...
Football Recap: Rams withstand Wolf Pack for...
Behind record-breaking performances from senior quarterback Garrett Grayson and sophomore wide...
CSU Rams Gameday: Football at Nevada, Oct. 11
On Saturday, Oct. 11 the Rams travel to Reno, Nev., to take on the Wolf Pack of Nevada. Kickoff...
Football Game Notes: Colorado State at Nevada, ...
The Colorado State football program travels to Reno, Nev., for the first time since 2010, as they...
Football Recap: Higgins' career-day propels...
The Colorado State Rams (4-1, 0-1 MW) put on an offensive exhibition for the 25,8xx fans in...
CSU Rams Gameday: Football vs. Tulsa, Oct. 4
Colorado State returns to Fort Collins for its second home game of the 2014 season. The Rams face...
Football Game Notes: Colorado State vs. Tulsa, ...
The Colorado State Rams play host to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, Oct. 4. The two...
Football recap: CSU completes come-from-behind ...
The Colorado State Rams (3-1, 0-0 MW) once again proved to be a formidable opponent against a "Po...