FORT COLLINS, Co. (NEWS3) — The Western Illinois University football team couldn’t get the ball rolling on offense during Saturday’s game.
The Leathernecks lost 38-13 to Colorado State University during the non-conference meeting.
The WIU defense was unable to stop the Rams (1-1), allowing over 500 yards of offense throughout the game, and allowing CSU to go 8-for-14 on third downs.
Colorado State quarterback, Collin Hill, was 25-for-32 for 367 yards, with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions in the win.
Leatherneck kicker, Nathan Erickson, scored over half the points for Western by recording two field goals, as well as an extra point in the loss for WIU.
WIU quarterback Connor Sampson and wide receiver Tony Tate, recorded their first touchdowns of the season respectively, with a touchdown pass from Sampson to Tate, late in the fourth quarter.
The Leathernecks (0-2) will host the Montana State Bobcats, in their home opener next Saturday at Hanson Field at 3 p.m.