FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado State University football team sure knows how to open a new $220 million stadium.
CSU and Oregon State squared off in the first college football game of the season, and thousands of fans enjoyed the Rams’ performance and the new Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado State Stadium.
The Rams beat the Beavers, 57-28.
Colorado State led at halftime, 24-20, but then pulled away with dominating performances on offense and defense in the second half.
The attendance was 37,583 — the third-largest football crowd in the program’s history.
It was the first game played on the school’s campus in almost 50 years. Hughes Stadium was about three miles from the campus.
CSU now turns its attention to the Rocky Mountain Showdown. The Rams and University of Colorado play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 6 p.m. Friday.