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2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl
12th New Mexico Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Marshall University 0 21 10 0 31
Colorado State University 0 14 0 14 28
Date December 16, 2017
Season 2017
Stadium Dreamstyle Stadium
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
MVP Offense: Marshall WR Tyre Brady[1]
Defense: Marshall LB Channing Hames[1]
Favorite Colorado State by 3[2]
Referee Luke Richmond (MAC)
Attendance 26,087
Payout US$1,050,000[3]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones
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The 2017 New Mexico Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 16, 2017. The game was the 12th edition of the New Mexico Bowl and featured the Marshall Thundering Herd of Conference USA and the Colorado State Rams of the Mountain West Conference. Sponsored by clothing company Gildan, the game was officially known as the 2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.[4]

TeamsEdit

This game featured the Marshall Thundering Herd of Conference USA against the Colorado State Rams of the Mountain West Conference in their first meeting against each other.

Marshall Thundering HerdEdit

The Marshall Thundering Herd finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–5 (4–4 C-USA) record. The game was the team's first appearance in the New Mexico Bowl and fourteenth overall. This was Marshall's first bowl game against a team from the Mountain West Conference since the 1999 Motor City Bowl win over BYU.

Colorado State RamsEdit

The Colorado State Rams finished the 2017 regular season with a 7–5 (5–3 MW) record. The game was the team's third appearance in the New Mexico Bowl and seventeenth overall. The Rams had previously played in the 2013 game, winning against Washington State.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information Score
Plays Yards TOP Marshall Colo. St.
2 14:29 1 76 0:21 Marshall Tyre Brady 76-yard touchdown reception from Chase Litton, Kaare Vedvik kick good 7 0
2 8:17 15 75 6:12 Colo. St. Detrich Clark 5-yard touchdown reception from Nick Stevens, Wyatt Bryan kick good 7 7
2 6:07 6 75 2:10 Marshall Ryan Yurachek 15-yard touchdown reception from Litton, Vedvik kick good 14 7
2 4:41 4 75 1:26 Colo. St. Nick Stevens 9-yard touchdown run, Bryan kick good 14 14
2 3:55 2 75 0:46 Marshall Keion Davis 68-yard touchdown run, Vedvik kick good 21 14
3 12:12 1 90 0:14 Marshall Tyler King 90-yard touchdown run, Vedvik kick good 28 14
3 4:10 14 72 6:06 Marshall 21-yard field goal by Kaare Vedvik 31 14
4 12:55 5 79 1:21 Colo. St. Detrich Clark 24-yard touchdown reception from Stevens, Bryan kick good 31 21
4 6:37 8 85 3:11 Colo. St. Nick Stevens 1-yard touchdown run, Bryan kick good 31 28
"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 31 28

Source: [5]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics Marshall Colo. St.
First downs 18 26
Third down efficiency 5-14 9-19
Rushes–yards 33-239 31-70
Passing yards 262 320
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17-32-2 25-52-0
Time of possession 27:56 32:04
Team Category Player Statistics
Marshall Passing Chase Litton 17/32, 262 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Keion Davis 18 car, 141 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Tyre Brady 6 rec, 165 yds, 1 TD
Colo. St. Passing Nick Stevens 25/52, 320 yds, 2 TD
Rushing Dalyn Dawkins 10 car, 50 yds
Receiving Olabisi Johnson 6 rec, 119 yds

Source: [5]

ReferencesEdit

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