The Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies are tied at seven early in the first quarter. The Huskies received the ball to start the game and started at their own 35-yard line. Quarterback Keith Price started the drive with a 25-yard strike to James Johnson and then saw an 11-yard run by Jesse Callier. Price brought his team to Colorado's 16-yard line with a 11-yard completion to Kevin Smith. Two plays later Jermaine Kearse had a 17-yard touchdown reception.
The Buffs, though, wasted no time in answering back. Rodney Stewart came up big on the first two plays of the game, catching an 11-yard pass and then running for 33 yards. Tyler Hansen then threw two incompletions before he found Keenan Canty for a 19-yard gain. At his the Huskies' five-yard line Hansen threw his 13th touchdown pass on a five-yard throw to Kyle Cefalo.