WSU vs. CSU New Mexico Bowl score update: Cougars lead 38-30 heading into the 4th quarter

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A sloppy third quarter for WSU and we have a tight game.

The shootout many expected is officially on in New Mexico. WSU leads 38-30 heading into the fourth quarter.

WSU opened the third quarter well, getting a stop on defense and driving down the field on offense. River Cracraft, however, was unable to haul in a pass in the endzone and WSU settled for a field goal. Kapri Bibbs then got loose on CSU's fist play, racing 75 yards for a touchdown. Just like that it was a 38-30 game.

The Cougars again moved the ball down the field on their next drive, only to falter. WSU drove into field-goal range before letting up back-to-back sacks. That pushed WSU out of Andrew Furney's range and gave the ball back to CSU.

Colorado State was making its way down the field, but Damante Horton was able to come up with a huge play. Horton missed a tackle, only to punch the ball loose. WSU recovered and at least temporarily stopped the CSU onslaught.

Halliday and the Cougs were unable to get much of anything going on the next drive, punting for the second straight time.

After having their way with the CSU defense in the first half, the Cougars put only three points on the board in the third quarter. Defensively, the Cougars need to tackle better, that's been a significant issue thus far. Getting some pass rush would also be beneficial.

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