Bo Nix now holds the Oregon record for touchdown passes in a season.

In the Fiesta Bowl on Monday against No. 23 Liberty, Nix threw four touchdown passes to tie and eventually pass Marcus Mariota for the single-season passing touchdown record (43). With a 3-yard touchdown to Kenyon Sadiq on a pop pass — his third of the half — Nix produced his 43rd passing score of the season.

Nix’s 42nd touchdown pass — a 2-yarder to Terrance Ferguson midway through the second quarter to tie the record — was something special in its own right.

Then, after the defense forced an interception with 1:12 to play in the second quarter, Nix got the ball back with an opportunity to add to his record-breaking first half.

He completed short passes to Tez Johnson for 3 yards and 2 yards, then scrambled on third-and-5 for a first down. Then he hit Johnson down the seam for 40 yards to set the offense up in the red zone with a chance to score going into the half.

Nix fired to Traeshon Holden with three seconds to play for a 17-yard score to give him four passing touchdowns in the first half. He went into the locker room with 257 yards on 19-of-25 passing and his Ducks holding a 31-6 lead.

This season, Nix became Oregon’s fourth Heisman Trophy finalist in program history. He finished third in voting. He also won the William V. Campbell Trophy and the Pac-12’s Offensive Player of the Year award. He was a Maxwell and Walter Camp Award finalist in addition to a first-team all-conference selection.

Nix also holds the single-season Oregon record for completion percentage. He entered the bowl game 309 yards shy of tying Mariota’s program record for passing yards in a season as well (4,454). Nix needs just 53 yards in the second half to break that record.