Starting running back De'Anthony Thomas was knocked out of action on the opening kickoff causing Byron Marshall to carry the load running the ball. Marshall responded with 103 yards on 16 carries and two TDs.
Punt returner Bralon Addison returned a Cal punt 75 yards for a score to complete the Oregon onslaught. Cal got into the scoring column just before the half on a 46-yard field goal by Vincenzo D'Amato. Oregon racked up a total of 291 yards in the first half to Cal's 175.