The Cal Bears trail Oregon 24-10 at the half in a game that turned quickly on a missed field goal attempt.
The Ducks led 14-7 after the first quarter thanks to a pair of lengthy touchdown drives led by quarterback Marcus Mariota. Oregon took advantage of a personal foul penalty that gave the offense new life after a failed third-down attempt, with Byron Marshall's 3-yard touchdown run giving the Ducks a one-score lead.
The two teams traded field goals in the second quarter and, trailing 17-10, the Bears appeared to be on their way to possibly tying the game. Cal would be stopped inside Oregon territory, with Vincenzo D'Amato's 48-yard field goal attempt sailing wide. The Ducks would take advantage, with Mariota completing 5-of-7 passes on the ensuing drive that was capped with a 10-yard pass to Josh Huff.
The Cal offense, thanks to a strong ground attack, has 193 yards of total offense in the first half. Quarterback Allan Bridgford was 7-of-12 for 87 yards and a touchdown, while running back Isi Sofele led the rushing attack with 64 yards on eight carries.