Cowboys Fall To Colorado State, 24-13

Oct. 23, 1999

Associated Press Writer

Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Matt Newton passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns tolift Colorado State to a 24-13 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.

Newton's 30-yard scoring pass to Will Layne with 8:08 left put ColoradoState (4-3, 1-2 Mountain West) ahead to stay at 17-13.

Aaron Sprague provided insurance by returning an interception 41 yards with2:05 left. It came one play after a sack of Wyoming's Jay Stoner by Ula Tuiteleon third-and-16.

Wyoming (4-3, 1-2) had taken a 13-10 lead with 11:01 remaining on AaronElling's career-best 56-yard field goal.

Newton then led the Rams on an 80-yard, six-play drive, completing all fiveof his passes and finding Layne as he fell in the end zone. Newton, who was21-of-32, connected with Dallas Davis on a 49-yard TD strike to tie the game10-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Wyoming, shut out in the first two quarters, scored on its first threepossessions of the second half. Tim Beasley capped an 88-yard drive with an18-yard sprint down the left sideline and Elling followed with a 44-yard fieldgoal to lift the Cowboys to a 10-3 lead with 2:40 left in the third quarter.

The Rams' C.W. Hurst kicked a 31-yard field goal early in the second quarterfor the only first-half score.

Tuitele intercepted Stoner's pass to halt one of Wyoming's first-half drivesand two others ended when Elling missed field goal attempts of 36 and 39 yards.

Hurst was wide from 22 yards after Wyoming's Cortney Barnes held McDougal to1 yard on third-and-2 at the Cowboys 5 on the Rams' opening drive.

Stoner was 22-of-32 for 257 yards with two interceptions in his first startsince sitting out two games with a separated sternum.

Wendell Montgomery's 15-yard catch in the first quarter marked his 37thconsecutive game with at least one reception, breaking a Wyoming school recordhe had shared with Ryan Yarborough.

Colorado State's Clark Haggans racked up his seventh sack of the season,extending his school record to 33.

The Rams snapped a two-game skid in the 100th anniversary season of thefirst game between the schools.