GLENDALE, Ariz. – It didn't take long for the Oregon Ducks to make an impression on the Kansas State…
Ducks Lead at the Half, 22-10
Later on in the quarter Thomas caught a 24-yard pass from Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota for Thomas' second touchdown of the game. Alejandro Maldonado kicked the point after and Oregon lead 15-0.
Kansas State scored in the second quarter when KSU's signal caller Collin Klein ran the ball in from six yards out. Anthony Cantele made the point after and the Wildcats cut the lead to 15-7.
Cantele kicked a 25-yard field goal later on to make it 15-10 Oregon and when the Ducks failed to convert on a fake punt giving KSU good field position it appeared that the scored would even become closer. However, when the Oregon defense forced the Wildcats to attempt a 40-yard field goal attempt, the attempt missed and Oregon took over on its own 23 with exactly one minute left in the half.
Mariota hit tight end Colt Lyerla for 23 yards then followed up by handing the ball off to Kenjon Barner, who rushed for 13. With the clock stopping to move the chains, Mariota missed on a passing attempt but then hit Lyerla again for 17 yards moving the ball to the KSU 24. Mariota then hit Barner on a swing route that was good for 25 yards and a touchdown. Maldonado was good on the PAT and the score was 22-10, Oregon.
Statistically, Oregon had 158 yards of total offense compared to KSU's 170. Mariota had 106 yards passing on 6-of-12 passing and one TD, while Klein was 11-of-18 for 104 yards but was intercepted on the last play of the half.
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