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CSU football falls short in upset bid at No. 5 Iowa

CSU led No. 5 Iowa by seven at halftime and it wasn’t a fluke. The Rams were dominating the Hawkeyes defensively and doing enough on offense to move the ball.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The eyes of the college football world briefly turned to Colorado State and Iowa late Saturday afternoon.

Were the Rams about to deal a massive shakeup to the early College Football Playoff hopefuls?

CSU led No. 5 Iowa by seven at halftime and it wasn’t a fluke. The Rams were dominating the Hawkeyes defensively and doing enough on offense to move the ball.

Big plays, big penalties and a big turnover turned the game in the third quarter as Iowa escaped with a 24-14 win in front of 65,456 fans at Kinnick Stadium.

Here are four thoughts on CSU’s loss, which ends the Rams' nonconference play with a 1-3 record. 

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