Some Colorado State fans drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for their team Saturday night.
The Rams hosted in-state rival Air Force as a snowstorm hit Fort Collins during the game. A few CSU fans were having too much fun with the snow and started throwing snowballs on the field with such regularity that officials called a 15-yard penalty on Colorado State at the start of the third quarter when the game was tied 13-13.
"Unsportsmanlike conduct on the Colorado State bench. Will the audience please refrain from throwing snowballs?" 🏈🦓👮♂️❄️☃️ pic.twitter.com/qnJEHqtnd0
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 29, 2023
That was quite the polite penalty announcement, don’t you think?
The penalty played a big role in the outcome of the game, too. It turned a second down into a first down at the Air Force 49 yard-line, and the No. 19 Falcons scored a touchdown later in the drive to take a 20-13 lead.
Colorado State went scoreless in the second half as the Falcons improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mountain West with a 30-13 win. Air Force has been the best Group of Five team so far this season and is currently in line to go to its first New Year’s Six bowl game.
The Rams, meanwhile, are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Mountain West. CSU needs to go 3-1 over its final four games to get to a bowl game.