Kyle Bell was one of many stars for the Colorado State offense Thursday night, rushing for a career-high 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-23 victory over Air Force in Fort Collins, Colo.
Bell, a sophomore who earned the starting job when Nnamdi Ohaeri was lost in the season opener, added this to a 183-yard game last week and became the first Colorado State player to record back-to-back 100-yard games since 2002. He was a standout on a night full of big performances for the Rams (2-2, 1-0 Mountain West); they won their second straight and handed the Falcons (2-3, 1-2) their third straight loss.
The Rams finished with 551 yards of offense.
David Anderson stayed on pace to become the most productive receiver in school history, catching seven passes for 105 yards and two scores. This marked his 12th 100-yard game, and Anderson stayed well on pace to reach former receiver Greg Primus for the most receptions and yards in school history.
Little-used receiver Luke Roberts had five catches for 123 yards and an acrobatic touchdown, caught over the outstretched arms of a defender for a 13-9 lead late in the second quarter.
Quarterback Justin Holland completed 17 of 26 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns.
Florida defensive back Nick Brooks had surgery for damaged cartilage in his left knee and will sit out at least four weeks. Brooks, a 6-foot, 197-pound junior, had played in all four games this season. He had five tackles, including a sack in the opener against Wyoming. Brooks could return for Florida’s game against Vanderbilt on Nov. 5.