FORT COLLINS, Colorado (Ticker) -- Chris Pittman caught two touchdown passes and Rahsaan Sanders ran for 123 yards as Colorado State posted a 31-7 victory over Division I-AA Weber State.
In the 11th home opener under coach Sonny Lubrick, the Rams overcame a slow start and scored two touchdowns apiece in the second and third quarters. Sanders opened the scoring with a 29-yard run with 10:14 remaining in the first half and Marcus Houston scored on a seven-yard run just over three minutes later.
Colorado State (2-1) struggled in the first quarter, but was able to move the ball on its first drive of the second. The Rams marched 68 yards and opened the scoring when Sanders took a handoff on the left side and raced into the end zone uncontested.
Four plays after Dexter Wynn returned a punt 48 yard to the Wildcats 22, Houston avoided several hard hits and made it 14-0.
Pittman had seven catches for 111 yards and turned the contest into a rout with TDs of 28 and seven yards in a span of under five minutes in the third.
Bradlee Van Pelt completed 12-of-20 passes for 163 yards and Justin Holland was 9-of-10 for 70 yards. It marked just the 22nd time in Lubrick's tenure the Rams did not attempt more than 35 passes.
In its first meeting with Colorado State, Weber State (2-1) avoided the shutout with 8:15 remaining when Kyle Bauer connected with Scott Peery on a 39-yard TD.