Good return for the Cougs, but a false start on opening play. Autzen magic. Ducks blitz on a bubble screen but rally to the ball well, Lobbestael overshoots, and the Ducks block the punt for a touchdown. Patterson blocks, Lokombo returns for his second defensive score. Rice with the rugby toss to Candy Maldonado for the two-point conversion, Ducks lead 8-0.
Ducks start miserably sluggish, giving tons of yards and first downs, but have two picks at the goal line to lead 8-3. Running game completely stymied by poor blocking.
Ducks lead 15-10 at the half after playing a brutally sloppy and uninspired game in all phases. Missed field goals, missed blocks, missed open receivers, muffed passes, and an eight-yard cushion on every pass play.