The two teams exchanged TD twice in the first quarter with Cal scoring on a 19-yard run by Vic Enwere. The Ducks responded when Byrce Freeman went in from 4-yards out.
Oregon’s scoring continued in the second quarter when Schneider kicked a 23-yard field goal giving Oregon a 17-14 lead. Oregon scored again when Mariota hit his second TD pass of the night, this time to tight end Pharaoh Brown. When Oregon forced Cal to punt on the ensuing drive, freshman Charles Nelson returned the punt for a 58-yard score giving Oregon a 31-14 lead following the PAT.
Cal then found some magic and scored the next two touchdowns, first when Jerad Goff hit Stephen Anderson on an 11-yard TD passing play. Oregon turned the ball over on the next possession when the ball was stripped out of Royce Freeman’s arms and call scored on a high-dive by Daniel Lasco.
For the half Mariota was 11-for-18, 190 yards, three TDs and one interception. Goff was 15-for-25 for 168 yards one TD.
Lasco is the leading rusher in the game with 49 yards for Cal while Freeman has 46 yards for Oregon.
Oregon has 318 yards of total offense to Cal’s 285.
Oregon will receive the ball at the start of the second half.