New Mexico Bowl: Unreal Finish Shows Why Bowl Season Is So Great

By Devin O'Barr
Colorado State
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If every bowl game was like the one between the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars, then the BCS system could live on forever. This match-up between two unheard of programs created more drama in one minute of play then the 2013 National Championship Game did in four quarters!

Washington State channeled its inner Tony Romo, Chicago Cubs or (insert team that chokes very often) as the Cougars saw a 15-point lead vanish right before their eyes. If you missed the first bowl game of the year then I feel sorry for you, but if you were able to catch the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl then you know just how fascinating these bowl games can be.

When was the last time an NFL team scored 11 points in under a minute?! Exactly.

Now, there is no argument that NFL games are usually more competitive and well-rounded contests, but the uniqueness of college football comebacks like this one is second to none. In addition, there was some real talent on the field in this one! Colorado State running back Kabri Bibbs sprinted for his 30th touchdown of the season in this game, which puts him in some rather prestigious company. Bibbs joins a group of just three running backs to rush for 30 or more scores in one season — Montee Ball and Barry Sanders being the other two. Like I said: that’s some pretty good company.

Long story short; don’t be too shocked when this otherwise meaningless bowl game between Colorado State and Washington State goes down as one of the best games in football history.

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