EUGENE – Oregon committed three turnovers, all fumbles and kept the first half of the Oregon-Washington State game interesting and as the half ended Oregon led Washington State 34-24. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota had not turned the ball over twice in the second quarter and both turnovers led to WSU scores.
For the half Mariota was 18-for-23 for 270 yards and he also had 70 yards of rushing including a 57-yard TD run. Byron Marshall
had two touchdowns while rushing for 84 yards and Thomas Tyner
also had two touchdowns including a 66-yard scamper for a score. Tyner had a total of 71 yards rushing.
Meanwhile, Washington State's Connor Halliday had two TD throws. The first was to Dom Williams for 11 yards then in the second quarter Halliday hit River Cracraft for 12-yards that resulted in a score.
WSU finished its scoring off just before the end of the half on an Andrew Furney 49-yard field goal.
For the half, Oregon had a total of 483 yards to WSU's 319.