NCAAF

Colorado State Rams at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

· NCAA - Football
1-2, 1-1 Away
Final
31 - 23

Fowler-Nicolosi's 2 TD passes and score by defense helps Colorado State beat Middle Tennessee 31-23

Nick Vattiato goes 7-yard on impressive run

Fowler-Nicolosi connected with two 7-yard touchdown passes to Tory Horton, one each in the third and fourth quarters to give Colorado State a 24-17 lead with 11:34 remaining and Kamara scored on the ensuing series two plays later.

But Nicholas Vattiato then drove Middle Tennessee 75 yards in 10 plays, capped by his 10-yard TD pass to Elijah Metcalf that cut the deficit to 31-23 with 6:34 to play.

The Blue Raiders drove to the Colorado State 32 with seven seconds to play. The game ended when Nuer Gatkuoth sacked Vattiato.

Fowler-Nicolosi completed 29 of 42 passes for 36 yards. Dallin Holker had 11 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown for Colorado State (1-2). Horton finished with 10 catches for 99 yards.

Vattiato was 30-of-41 passing for 274 yards, threw three touchdown passes and added 47 yards on the ground and touchdown run from short yardage for Middle Tennessee (1-2). Holden Willis had nine catches for 118 yards, Metcalf finished with 11 for 95 and each had a touchdown reception.

How To Watch

How can I watch Colorado State Rams vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders?
  • TV Channel: Rams at Blue Raiders 2021 College Football, week 4, is broadcasted on ESPN+.
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Matchup Prediction

Blue Raiders: 68.3%
Rams: 31.7%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Scoring Summary

CSU FG 1st Period 9:26 Jordan Noyes 32 Yd Field Goal
MTSU TD 1st Period 7:09 Holden Willis 49 Yd pass from Nicholas Vattiato (Zeke Rankin Kick)
CSU TD 1st Period 5:03 Dallin Holker 24 Yd pass from Giles Pooler (Jordan Noyes Kick)
MTSU FG 1st Period 0:58 Zeke Rankin 31 Yd Field Goal
MTSU TD 2nd Period 0:16 Nicholas Vattiato 4 Yd Run (Zeke Rankin Kick)
CSU TD 3rd Period 8:20 Tory Horton 7 Yd pass from Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi (Jordan Noyes Kick)
CSU TD 4th Period 11:34 Tory Horton 7 Yd pass from Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi (Jordan Noyes Kick)
CSU TD 4th Period 11:19 Mohamed Kamara 5 Yd Fumble Return (Jordan Noyes Kick)
MTSU TD 4th Period 6:34 Elijah Metcalf 10 Yd pass from Nicholas Vattiato (Zeke Rankin PAT blocked)

Statistics

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18 1st Downs 26
8-15 3rd down efficiency 7-17
1-1 4th down efficiency 2-4
378 Total Yards 430
345 Passing 279
31-44 Comp-Att 30-41
7.8 Yards per pass 6.8
33 Rushing 151
19 Rushing Attempts 43
1.7 Yards per rush 3.5
11-90 Penalties 6-65
1 Turnovers 2
0 Fumbles lost 2
1 Interceptions thrown 0
26:03 Possession 33:57

Game Information

Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium

Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Attendance: 19,806 · Capacity:
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