Kirk Herbstreit names Bo Nix one of his top performers from Week 5
Kirk Herbstreit, like the rest of us, has been more than impressed with the season Oregon quarterback Bo Nix has gotten off to. The ESPN analyst shared his top performers from Week 5 earlier this week and included Nix among a group of nine players.
My top performing players from WEEK 5!
Max Duggan, @TCUFootball
Trey Palmer, @HuskerFBNation
Holton Ahlers/C.J. Johnson, @ECUPiratesFB
Bo Nix, @oregonfootball
Miyan Williams, @OhioStateFB
Mike Morris, @UMichFootball
Jadrian Taylor, @UTEPFB
Jahmyr Gibbs, @AlabamaFTBL pic.twitter.com/1E1oNAFNed
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 3, 2022
A week after setting a career-high for passing yardage in a single game in Oregon’s win over Washington State, Nix did best-in-career level damage with his legs against Stanford. The Oregon starter completed just 16 of his 29 pass attempts for 161 yards, but he ran for 141 yards and two scores on just six rushing attempts to help the Ducks blast Stanford, 45-27.
Nix had an 80-yarder for a score that gave him his first 100-yard rushing performance of his career and gave the Ducks their first 100-yard rusher of the season. He also had a 35-yard carry earlier in the game that represented what was at the time a career-long run.
After a rough showing in the opener against Georgia — and the country seemingly turning the page on their interest in the former Auburn quarterback — Nix has been remarkable. He’s in the midst of his best season of college ball and has 17 touchdowns against just one turnover over the last four weeks.
“Knowing Bo and going against Bo for a long time myself and then Coach (Kenny) Dillingham’s familiarity with Bo, we knew how athletic Bo is. He’s really talented,” coach Dan Lanning said on Monday. “He’s probably as fast a quarterback as there is out there. The guy runs really well and made some really good decisions there on Saturday. Put himself in positions where he can run with the ball, but he’s done that consistently this season. No surprise for anybody in our building.”
Nix and the Ducks are back in action this week against Arizona on the road.