St. Francis Alum Ty Sambrailo Stars for Colorado State in Wild Bowl Win

Bowl game, 37 seconds to play, the Colorado State Rams down 45-37 to the Washington State Cougars. Colorado State has ball on the 1 yard line. In the most crucial moment of the season Colorado State Head Coach Jim McElwain chose to run behind Left Tackle and St. Francis alum Ty Sambrailo for a touchdown, then chose to run the famous Statue of Liberty play to Sambrailo's side to tie the game at 45. In the game of football very rarely does an offensive linemen receive glory, Ram running backs Kapri Bibbs and Donnell Alexander can thank Sambrailo for opening their paths to the end zone.

The 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl was wild from start to finish. The Cougars led the game most of the way and had a 15 point lead with 4 minutes to play. Colorado State scored on a pass from Quarterback Garrett Grayson to Jordan Vaden to make the game 45-37, then a Cougar fumble gave way for Bibbs touchdown and then Alexander's 2 point conversion to tie the game. Another Cougar fumble gave the ball to the Rams already in field goal range where Colorado State kicker Jared Roberts hit a 41 yard field goal as time expired to give Colorado State a 48-45 win in the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Sambrailo became the first St. Francis alum to play in a Division 1 College Bowl game and now will become the first to receive a bowl championship ring.
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