Bo Nix takes another single-season passing record from Marcus Mariota
Bo Nix broke Marcus Mariota’s single-season passing touchdowns record in the first half of Monday’s Liberty Bowl against No. 23 Liberty.
In the second half, he took Mariota’s single-season yardage record. And it only took him a drive to do so. After throwing for 257 yards in the first half, Nix stood 52 yards away from tying Mariota’s single-season record (4,454 yards).
On the Ducks’ opening drive, he completed passes of 4 yards, 15, and 12 yards to push the Ducks into scoring territory. On a second-and-1 from the Liberty 24, Nix threw a reverse flea-flicker screen pass to Tez Johnson that went for 24 yards and a touchdown. And that pass pushed him past Mariota.
Oregon just playing games with Liberty now.
Bo Nix drawing up plays in the huddle pic.twitter.com/F35c9JQDPc
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) January 1, 2024
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 and the all-time NCAA record for starts in a career.
The Fiesta Bowl will be Nix’s final game as a college quarterback, and he’s going out with a bang.
Another record falls.
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) January 1, 2024