Mariota TD passes were to Bralon Addison on a 75-yard strike in the first quarter. Later in in the first, Mariota found Keanon Lowe in the back of the end zone on a 17-yard connection. Just as the half ended Mariota and Josh Huff hooked up on a 4-yard TD pass.
Oregon's Terrance Mitchell aided the Ducks' cause by picking off Connor Wood twice, and both turnovers led to Duck scores. Wood finished the half going 7-for-18 and the two interceptions but Paul Richardson, the Buffs' talent wide receiver had 114 yards on three catches. D.D. Goodson scored on the 75-yard halfback pass from Richardson.
Oregon had a total of 415 yards offense to Colorado's 318 in the first half