Middle Tennessee football builds big lead, holds off Colorado State

For a few brief moments, it looked like the Colorado State football team could pull off the near-impossible.

The Rams trailed 34 points early in the third quarter on Saturday before mounting a furious rally.

CSU cut him down to two touchdowns and several times he had the ball to cut him down to one touchdown, including once reaching Middle Tennessee 21, but he never got close.

Middle Tennessee held on and won 34-19 at Canvas Stadium.

Here are three takeaways from the Rams’ home opener with Jay Norvell.

The comeback that wasn’t

CSU (0-2) was down 34-0 less than 2 minutes into the third quarter, Canvas Stadium had emptied, fans booed the team multiple times. Everything was wrong.

Then the CSU came to life.

Clay Millen hit Tory Horton for a 48-yard touchdown pass. The duo then connected for a 69-yard touchdown. Then a 17-yard touchdown between the two.

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