2014 Colorado State Rams football team

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2014 Colorado State Rams football
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Las Vegas Bowl vs. #23 Utah, L 10–45
Conference Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division
2014 record 10–3 (6–2 MWC)
Head coach Jim McElwain (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin (3rd year)
Co-defensive coordinator Marty English (3rd year)
Co-defensive coordinator Al Simmons (3rd year)
Home stadium Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
(Capacity: 32,500)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
#16 Boise State x   7 1         12 2  
Colorado State   6 2         10 3  
Utah State   6 2         10 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
New Mexico   2 6         4 8  
Wyoming   2 6         4 8  
West Division
Fresno State x   5 3         6 8  
San Diego State   5 3         7 6  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Hawaii   3 5         4 9  
San Jose State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Boise State 28, Fresno State 14
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Colorado State Rams football team represented Colorado State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rams were led by third year head coach Jim McElwain and played their home games at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. They were members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for second place in the Mountain Division. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they lost to Utah 45–10.

At the end of the regular season, head coach Jim McElwain resigned to take the same position at Florida. Offensive Coordinator Dave Baldwin was the Rams interim Head Coach for the Las Vegas Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

[1][dated info]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29[2] 7:00 PM vs. Colorado* Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) FS1 W 31–17   63,363[3]
September 6 8:15 PM at Boise State Albertsons StadiumBoise, ID ESPN2 L 24–37   34,910[3]
September 13 1:00 PM UC Davis* Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO MWN W 49–21   21,202[3]
September 27 10:30 AM at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ACCRSN W 24–21   33,632[3]
October 4 1:00 PM Tulsa* Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO MWN W 42–17   25,806[3]
October 11 8:30 PM at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN W 31–24   21,847[3]
October 18 5:00 PM Utah Statedagger Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO CBSSN W 16–13   32,546[3]
October 25 5:00 PM Wyoming Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO (Battle for the Bronze Boot) RTRM W 45–31   32,529[3]
November 1 5:00 PM at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA CBSSN W 38–31   17,887[3]
November 8 5:00 PM Hawaii Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO ESPNU W 49–22   25,236[3]
November 22 11:30 AM New Mexico #22 Hughes Stadium • Fort Collins, CO RTRM W 58–20   22,131[3]
November 28 1:30 PM at Air Force #21 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO (Battle for the Ram–Falcon Trophy) CBSSN L 24–27   32,650[3]
December 20 1:30 PM vs. #23 Utah* Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV (Las Vegas Bowl) ABC L 10–45   33,067
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 23 22 21 RV RV RV 
Coaches' NR RV NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 25 23 21 RV RV NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Game notes[edit]

vs Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 7 17 31
Buffaloes 7 3 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–63–2 2013 COLO, 41–27

@ Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 10 0 0 14 24
Broncos 13 17 7 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2013 BSU, 42–30

UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 0 14 21
Rams 21 7 0 21 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 7 10 24
Eagles 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2003 BC, 35–21

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 7 3 7 17
Rams 14 14 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2013 TUL, 30–27

@ Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 17 14 0 31
Wolf Pack 0 3 7 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–2 2013 CSU, 38–17

Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 10 0 0 3 13
Rams 7 3 0 6 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–32–2 2013 USU, 13–0


Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 0 7 21 31
Rams 10 14 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–44–2 2013 CSU, 52–22

@ San Jose State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 10 7 14 38
Spartans 7 7 3 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2013 SJSU, 34–27

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 14 14 7 49
Rainbow Warriors 5 3 14 0 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2013 CSU, 35–28

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 7 6 7 20
#22 Rams 7 30 21 0 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–25 2013 CSU, 66–42

@ Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Rams 10 0 7 7 24
Falcons 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–31–1 2013 CSU, 58–13


Utah–Las Vegas Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 10 0 0 0 10
#23 Utes 21 3 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–55–2 2010 UTAH, 59–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Colorado State Rams Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "CU vs CSU TV, Game Time Announced". University of Colorado at Boulder. May 29, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Game-by-Game Statistics". Colorado State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved November 18, 2014.