The Colorado State Rams won three of four rounds of Survey Says tonight at the team dinner hosted by the Albuquerque Convention Center and catered by Rudy's BBQ. CSU won the Family Feud-style game on the back of its offense, which beat WSU's offense in the first round and defense in the finals.
In round one it was the offenses squaring off. Washington State stole the points on the first question, which was, "Name a favorite sport for a 10-year-old," and took a 97-0 lead. That was the only steal the Cougars could convert on, missing the next two opportunities, which cost them the round, 400-97.
The WSU defense swept the second round, 284-0. Both teams struggled to put correct answers on the board, getting only three of six for the question, "Name something that malfunctions when you need it the most," and only one for the question, "Name something old people do a lot."
Round three pitted members of the coach staff against each other. Colorado State took the first points after Washington State failed to convert on a steal opportunity. Washington State grabbed the 130-93 lead on the second question, "Name a favorite water sport," with a little help from the Rams players. CSU's coaches had a chance to steal and their players were shouting for them to guess 'fishing' but they went with kayaking instead. Fishing would have secured them the points. On the final question of the round Colorado State looked poised for the first sweep of the night, answering the top four consecutively before tallying three strikes. The Rams lucked out as Washington State missed, guessing 'birds' for the question, "Name an animal that lives in the jungle," and won 393-130.
With the CSU offense and coaches both having won a round, a Wango Tango playoff was needed to see who would face the Cougar defense in the finals. Each team selected two people to stand at opposite ends of a pole that had a ball attached to it. Pressed into their waist, they could only use their hips to swing the ball and wrap it around the pole. The offense rallied at the last second to edge out their coaches.
Colorado State built a 300-0 lead after two questions, sweeping the first one with all seven answers to "Name something on a baked potato." CSU rang in first on the final question, "Name something you need to be the next Hugh Hefner," and answered with the No. 2 choice of 'girls'. The Cougars stole control with the No. 1 answer, 'money'. They put three more answers on the board before garnering their third strike and giving the Rams a chance to shut out WSU. Colorado State could not convert but the points already claimed were enough, winning 300-237.