The Oregon State Beavers got the ball moving in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats and lead 27-6 at halftime. The two teams stood at a standstill through one quarter, locked at 0-0, but a huge second quarter has allowed the Beavers to create some separation on the scoreboard.
Oregon State opened up the second quarter at the Wildcats 36-yard line and used a series of nine plays to get into the end zone. The drive was capped off by a one-yard rush from running back Jovan Stevenson.
On Arizona's next possession, Oregon State struck again. Beaver Clayton York Arizona's punt with 8:56 to go in the period and returned it 41 yards for the score.
Arizona responded behind the arm of quarterback Nick Foles, who passed five times over the course of a seven-play drive as he led his team down the field. Foles found Dan Buckner for a 28-yard score, but kicker Alex Zendejas- who missed a 38-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter- missed the extra point.
The Beavers scored a 37-yard field goal afterwards, and the picked off Foles at Arizona's 39-yard line to set up another scoring opportunity with 2:21 to play. Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion connected with Joe Halahuni on a three-yard pass.
But Oregon State wasn't done yet. Arizona fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, and kicker Trevor Romaine punched in a 40-yard field goal to cap off the Beavers' successful quarter.
The Beavers enter halftime with a sizeable 27-6 lead. Arizona will start the second half with possession by receiving the second-half kickoff.