Minnesota opened the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Billy Cockerham to wide receiver Ron Johnson for a 7-0 1st quarter lead. Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington notched the equalizer when he rushed five yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 7.
In the third quarter, Cockerham fired a 38-yard touchdown pass to Arland Bruce for a 13-7 Minnesota lead. Harrington scored on a 1- yard quarterback sneak, to give Oregon a 14-13 lead. Nathan Villegas kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 17-13. In the fourth quarter, Cockerham again found Ron Johnson for a 7-yard touchdown, and a 20-17 lead. Harrington found wide receiver Keenan Howry for a 10-yard touchdown pass and a 24-20 lead. Oregon held on and won the game.