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O'Brien Accounts For 3 TDs In Colorado State's 34-24 Win

O'Brien Accounts For 3 TDs In Colorado State's 34-24 Win

Patrick O'Brien threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Colorado State to its first victory of the season, 3424 over Wyoming on Thursday night.

FORT COLLINS, Colo.: Patrick O’Brien threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Colorado State to its first victory of the season, 34-24 over Wyoming on Thursday night.

The victory was the first for Steve Addazio as the Rams’ head coach after a combined nine seasons as a head coach at Boston College and Temple. The win also snapped a four-game losing streak to Wyoming.

O’Brien threw for 255 yards, tossing touchdown passes of 29 and 38 yards to Trey McBride. The first touchdown pass made it 14-0 and came on the first play following a strip-sack of Levi Williams by Dequan Jackson. The second TD to McBride gave CSU (1-1, 1-1 Mountain West) a 31-17 lead late in the third quarter.

Williams scored on a short run to get Wyoming within seven with 8:18 remaining but CSU used a 5 1/2-minute drive that ended with Robert Liss’ 48-yard field goal.

Dante Wright led the Rams with 146 yards receiving on 10 catches. McBride added 90 yards.

Marshaun Cameron scored CSU’s first touchdown with a 30-yard interception return.

Xazavian Valladay rushed for 147 yards on 28 carries with a TD his 10th career 100-yard game and became the 12th player in Wyoming (1-2, 1-2) history to rush for 2,000 career yards. Williams threw for 321 yards with an interception.

No fans were allowed at the game.

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