Quinton Ganther (13) runs for a three-yard during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Oct. 8, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Kyle Bell scored a 49-yard touchdown run with 5:05 remaining, then the Colorado State Rams stonewalled the Utah Utes on the goal line on three straight plays with less than a minute left for a 21-17 win Saturday.
After Bell's touchdown, Utah drove from its 20-yard line to the CSU four.
After a time out, Ganther again tried to take the ball to the end zone on fourth down, but was tackled by CSU's defensive end Jesse Nading with 22 seconds remaining.
The Utes (3-3, 1-2 Mountain West Conference) remain winless on the road this season - one year after going undefeated and beating Pittsburg in the Fiesta Bowl. They also lost two-straight for the first time since 2002.
Bell, who rushed for 197 and 183 yards in his previous two games, had 42 yards on 17 carries in the game's first three quarters, and it showed on the scoreboard. Colorado State (3-2, 2-0) trailed 14-3 to start the fourth quarter.
But Colorado State quarterback Justin Holland hit Matt Bartz early in the quarter to cut the lead to 14-9, then found David Anderson in the end zone for a two-yard touchdown pass to give CSU their first lead of the game, 15-14, with 11:16 remaining.
Holland completed 18-of-25 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Utah drove down the field on its next possession, but could only manage a field goal to make it 17-15.
Then Bell took over.
He had runs of 6, 12, 9 and one yards before he exploded for the 49-yard touchdown pass. He finished with 25 carries for 140 yards and the one touchdown.
Utah scored on its first possession of the game with a fake field goal to take an early 7-0 lead. Holder Eric Weddle picked up the ball on the Colorado State 9-yard line and ran into the end zone along the right side.