In coach Mike Bobo's first bowl game as coach of the Colorado State University Rams, the football team made it an entertaining game. However, Nevada came out the victor as they escaped with a 28-23 victory in the inaugural Arizona Bowl last night.

It wasn't the game that the CSU Rams had hoped for from the start, after trailing for most of the game until Wyatt Bryan had a 38 yard field goal with just under 4 minutes left in the game.

The Nevada Wolfpack didn't flinch after that scoring drive, setting up their own 72 yard series over eight plays with James Butler scoring the go-ahead touchdown that wrapped up the game.

James Butler ran for 189 yards for Nevada and Elijah Mitchell scored on a 96 yard return.

CSU quarterback Nick Stevens threw for 310 yards and also had a passing touchdown for the Rams.

The Rams overcame a tough start to the season to make it to the bowl game, starting the season 2-4 but finishing with a 7-5 regular season record.