College Roundup

HONOLULU | Nick Stevens threw four touchdown passes and Michael Gallup had eight receptions for 212 yards and a score to lead Colorado State past Hawaii 51-21 on Saturday night. Stevens was 18-of-22 passing for 351 yards and move past Moses Moreno into second on the Colorado State’s career list with 53 touchdown passes. Detrich Clark had scoring catches of 36 and 38 yards and Dalyn Dawkins ran for 130 yards and a score on 17 carries for the Rams (3-2, 1-0 Mountain West).

BOULDER | Steven Montez stepped out of the pressure-filled pocket and was about to instinctually take off. Instead, the Colorado quarterback ran parallel to the line of scrimmage before lofting a touchdown pass to a wide open Shay Fields. All part of Montez’s evolution. Montez threw for a career-high 357 yards and four TDs, helping the Buffaloes beat Northern Colorado 41-21 on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools on the football field since 1934.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Nick Saban has given this Alabama team his early-season stamp of approval. “I sort of like this team,” the Bama coach said this week. It’s not precisely a ringing endorsement but it’s a good sign for the Crimson Tide. The top-ranked Tide has beaten a Top-5 team and dominated one from the Mountain West Conference while overcoming injuries to four linebackers. The next task is another Mountain West team, with Colorado State visiting Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night as four-touchdown underdogs.