Texas responded after running back Hodges Mitchell scored on a three yard touchdownrun, making it 14–7. Texas Quarterback Chris Simms later tied the game at 14–14 on a four yard touchdown run. 30 seconds later, cornerback Greg Brown intercepted a pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown, putting Texas up 21–14. That score held up until halftime.
In the third quarter, Joey Harrington threw a 55 yard touchdown pass to running back Maurice Morris, and Oregon tied the game at 21. In the fourth quarter, Oregon reclaimed the lead after Harrington ran for a nine yard touchdown score, which gave the Ducks a 28–21 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, a mere 17 seconds later, Victor Ike of Texas returned it 93 yards for a touchdown which evened the score at 28. Jason Willis of Oregon scored the go ahead touchdown run to give Oregon a 35–28 lead. A Texas safety, moved Texas within 35–30, which held up to be the final score, as Texas drove down the field after the safety but dropped potential touchdown passes to end the drive.