November 9, 2008 3:25 PM
Rams need two wins to have a chance
AIR FORCE ACADEMY -- CSU is facing a tough task after dropping a 38-17 decision to Air Force at Falcon Stadium.
The Rams saw their record dip to 4-6 and now CSU must win its next two games to become bowl eligible. If CSU does win out, that doesn't mean there will be a bowl that would invite a 6-6 Mountain West Conference team because there are already four conference teams with eight or more wins.
If Utah can gain a BCS bowl bid, that would allow a 6-6 MWC team to claim one of the league's guaranteed bowl bids.
CSU, Wyoming and UNLV are the three teams that could possibly reach six wins but only one of the three will do it since Wyoming plays both UNLV and CSU. UNLV faces San Diego State and CSU meets New Mexico in other games.
Rams coach Steve Fairchild is concerned about his team finishing strong and has tried to ignore all the speculation about becoming bowl eligible..
"We've never been talking about bowls anyway," Fairchild said.