Oregon being Oregon:

The Ducks had fourth-and-five at the Florida State 23-yard line — field-goal position for any other college team on the planet.

Not Oregon.

The Ducks went for it and failed as a Marcus Mariota pass toward Byron Marshall fell incomplete after Marshall was hit hard by Seminoles defensive back Ronald Darby.

Oregon and Mariota missed an an earlier opportunity when his pass toward  Dwayne Stanford, who was wide open around the 10-yard line, sailed high.

Florida State takes over at its own 23 with 4:10 left in the first quarter.

Oregon has seized the momentum, stuffing Florida State deep in its own territory in the wake of the Ducks’ touchdown.