Bo Nix had himself a day in Oregon’s 45-30 win over UCLA. The first-year Ducks quarterback threw for 283 yards and five touchdowns while completing 22 of his 28 pass attempts.

The thing is, Nix has been having himself big-time days ever since the Week 1 loss to Georgia. You remember that game, right? When Nix was buried by anyone with an internet connection and a Twitter account and the Ducks were left for dead?

Since, Nix has been remarkable and Oregon has ripped off a six-game winning streak.

During it, Nix has posted the following:

  • 74.5% completion rate
  • 9.2 yards per pass
  • 8.6 yards per run
  • 9.1 yards per play (runs and passes)
  • 23.7% explosive pass play rate
  • 25 total touchdowns
  • 1 turnover

Some context on the explosive play rate (passes of at least 15 yards): Among FBS quarterbacks averaging at least 15 pass attempts a game, of which there are 122, the national average right now is 18.0%.

Minnesota’s Tanner Morgan leads all qualified passers at 28.2%. Heisman frontrunner Hendon Hooker is at 24.2%. Nix’s 23.7% would lead all Pac-12 passers and be tied for 10th nationally.

Nix’s 25 total touchdowns are the fifth-most among FBS quarterbacks.

According to the Ducks, Nix is one of only three Oregon quarterbacks since at least 1996 to throw five touchdowns in a game multiple times in a season, joining Justin Herbert and Marcus Mariota. Pretty solid company.


The last Oregon quarterback to lead the league in yards per play (which Nix currently does) won the trophy.

Nix is forcing his way into the conversation with his recent play.

“I don’t think anyone can sit here and watch football right now and watch our quarterback play and tell me he’s not an elite quarterback,” coach Dan Lanning said after the game. “This guy’s playing at an extremely high level.