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Colorado State Gets Liberty

November 17, 2000|Times Wire Services

Justin Gallimore returned an interception for a touchdown and twin brother Jason returned a fumble for another score as Colorado State beat Wyoming, 37-13, at Fort Collins, Colo.

With the victory, Colorado State (9-2 6-1) clinched the Mountain West Conference title and earned its second consecutive trip to the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29.

Wyoming (1-10, 0-7), hampered all season by injuries and inexperience, lost 10 games in a season for the first time since the school started playing football in 1893.

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