The Washington Huskies were held scoreless in the first quarter; finding themselves down to Utah, 8-0. To make up for the lack of offense in the first, Washington scored 14 unanswered points in the second. The Huskies now lead the Utes 14-8 going into the locker room for halftime.
In the first quarter, Utah scored its only points of the game on a 46-yard touchdown rush from John White. In a move rarely seen this early in the game, the Utes decided to go for two points. The gamble paid off with Jake Murphy completing the two-point conversion.
Washington finally got on the board at 11:28 in the second quarter. Kasen Williams caught an 8-yard pass from Huskies quarterback Keith Price for the touchdown. Coach Steve Sarkisian wasn't in the gambling mood and kicked the extra point. With 2:16 remaining in the half, Price scored Washington's second touchdown of the game on a 4-yard rush. Travis Coons hit the point after, taking the score to 14-8.
Utah did not respond to the two Huskies touchdowns and went into halftime down 14-8.