Snow College News- Former Snow running back shines at Colorado State

Former Snow running back shines at Colorado State


EPHRAIM, Utah – Former Snow College running back Kapri Bibbs is taking the college football world by storm playing for the Colorado State University Rams (CSU). Bibbs, a redshirt sophomore, is fifth in the nation in rushing yards (1,493 yards) and ranks No. 2 in rushing and total touchdowns (25), just one behind Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds.


Bibbs got national attention in back-to-back games when he rushed for 312 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns in a Nov. 9 win over Nevada, and followed that up the next week with 291 yards on 38 carries and six touchdowns in a win at New Mexico. Bibbs was named the Walter Camp Foundation's national offensive player of the week for his performance against Nevada. The following week he was named the Mountain West Conference (MWC) Offensive Player of the Week was voted ESPN’s Capital One Impact Performance Player of the Week for his game against New Mexico (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10009508).


In his first season of play at CSU, Bibbs has recorded the No. 1 (312) and No. 3 (291) single-game rushing performances in school history. His 25 rushing TD’s have set new CSU and MWC season records.


Bibbs, from Plainfield, Illinois, has five games with 100 or more rushing yards, including three with 200 or more yards (201, 291 and 312). He has scored three or more touchdowns a school-record six times in 2013, including a streak of five such games in a row. He is one of only four FBS running backs to rush for at least three touchdowns in six games in a single season since 2000.


Bibbs had been second in the nation in rushing until last Saturday when Utah State shut out the Rams 13-0 and held Bibbs to just 54 yards on 18 carries. The 6-6 Rams play their final regular season game at home on Saturday when they host Air Force.


In 2011, Bibbs played for Snow College where he rushed for 415 yards and six touchdowns on 74 carries (5.6 yards per carry) in 11 games. His top performance was against Mesa where he had 10 rushes for 133 yards and three touchdowns, including a game-winning 11-yard TD run in overtime to elevate then-No.4-ranked Snow to a 7-0 record. Bibbs left Snow College following his freshman year and attended Front Range Community College in Colorado last year before enrolling at CSU in January 2013.