FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- K.J. Carta-Samuels passed for 311 yards and engineered an 11-play drive in the final two minutes that ended when Wyatt Bryan kicked a 26-yard field goal as time expired on Saturday and Colorado State edged New Mexico 20-18.
Bryan had missed a chip-shot field goal a few minutes earlier, but the Colorado State (3-4, 2-1 Mountain West) defense forced a four-and-out, setting up the game-winning final drive.
Bryan's winning kick was his 51st field goal, tying the CSU school record set by Jeff Babcock (2002-04). Bryan is the school's all-time leading scorer with 319 points.
Izzy Matthews carried 26 times for 92 yards for CSU, which outgained New Mexico 423-299 in total yards.
New Mexico (3-3, 1-1) took an 18-17 lead when Delane Hart-Johnson leapt for a touchdown pass from Sheriron Jones early in the fourth quarter. The three-play, 12-yard drive was set up by Marcus Hayes' 53-yard punt return.
Mary Hardin-Baylor wins D-III title, beating Mt. Union 24-16
Mary Hardin-Baylor won its second Division III championship in three years Friday night, beating Mount Union 24-16 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Stick leads NDSU over Jackrabbits, into FCS title game
Quarterback Easton Stick ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to help North Dakota State defeat rival South Dakota State 44-21 in the FCS semifinals Friday night.
Stick's 3rd rushing TD shuts the door on SDSU
Easton Stick takes the ball himself and runs in a 28-yard touchdown for a 44-21 rout over South Dakota State to advance to the FCS National Championship game.
Christion launches a 52-yard TD to Johnson
South Dakota State's Taryn Christion leaves the pocket and lets it rip to Cade Johnson for a 52-yard touchdown.
Anderson turns on the jets for a 41-yard TD
North Dakota State's Bruce Anderson breaks a tackle and takes it to the house for a 41-yard touchdown and 35-14 lead.
Anderson hauls in 14-yard TD
QB Easton Stick finds a wide-open Bruce Anderson for a 14-yard touchdown and a 28-14 North Dakota State lead.