The second quarter saw a lot more offense than the first, highlighted by three touchdowns, At the half of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Showdown, it is the Colorado Buffaloes leading 14-9 over rival Colorado St. Rams.
The Buffaloes scored 14 straight points in the second quarter with the first touchdown being on a lengthy nine-play, 81-yard drive capped by a 15-yard pass from Jordan Webb to Nelson Spruce. The second touchdown was another Webb pass, but this time it was to Tyler McCulloch.
Colorado was starting to look like they were going to run away with this game as Colorado State was not moving the ball well, but the Rams got a break when they punted and Colorado's D.D. Goodson fumbled the punt, which gave Colorado State the ball back.
On the very next play, Colorado State's Garret Grayson completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Charles Lovett. The extra point was blocked, but the late touchdown put Colorado State back in this game.