It wasn't a pretty first quarter for either team. Washington State quarterback Collin Halliday was sacked once and intercepted twice before being pulled in favor of his backup, Jeff Tuel. Cal's quarterback Zach Maynard threw one interception himself, but managed to come out of the first quarter on top, 7-0.
Maynard went 3-for-7 for 75 yards. 69 of the 75 yards were thanks to a pass to Keenan Allen for the night's only touchdown so far.
When he was pulled, Halliday was 3-for-9 for 55 yards on top of those two interceptions. Tuel entered the game after the Cougars went down by 7 to Cal, and by the end of the quarter, Tuel had completed 2 of 4 passes for 18 yards.
Cal and Washington State are both members of the Pac-12 North division. Cal scored its first conference victory last week with an upset win over UCLA. WSU is still looking for their first Pac-12 win.