Security tight as fans cheer at Rocky Mountain Showdown

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DENVER-- State bragging rights were on the line Saturday night in the 87th Rocky Mountain Showdown between the University of Colorado and Colorado State University.

More than 62,fans packed Sports Authority Field at Mile High to see the Buffaloes beat the Rams, 27-24 in overtime.

There was a strong police presence in the parking lots before the game and in the stadium. Some officers were dressed in plainclothes, on the lookout for undercover drinking.

Denver police and both schools sent a letter to students earlier in the week hoping to decrease alcohol-related incidents.

“Our goal is that students get that message early and the schools communicate with the kids early so that they know the rules and our goal is to have no violations,” Denver police Cmdr. Paul Pazen said.

Police said the number of alcohol violations increased compared to last year’s game, but they had no major incidents.

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