Oregon tight end Terrance Ferguson wasn’t heavily involved in the Ducks’ 41-20 win over BYU this weekend, but he was vitally important.

Ferguson saw two targets from quarterback Bo Nix. Both came in the red zone. Both went for touchdowns. That two-score performance brings his season total to four touchdowns now in three games for the 15th-ranked Ducks. And no tight end in college football has more through the first three weeks of the season.

After 17 receptions in 14 games as a freshman a year ago, Ferguson already has nine through his first three appearances. He’s doubled last season’s touchdown total. There’s a budding chemistry with Nix.

“I think it’s really shown up in the last two games,” said head coach Dan Lanning after the game. “Terrance is a really talented tight end and I think the other tight ends in that room are very talented as well. He’s been on the right end of the right call and the right coverage to allow him to go make a play. But, obviously, there’s a level of trust there for Bo and the rest of those guys that he’s throwing to.”

In the last two weeks, Oregon had gotten much better play from the quarterback spot than it did in the opener. Nix has thrown seven touchdown passes over that time — including all four of Ferguson’s.

“Terrance is just a really athletic, talented player,” said Nix. “Getting him the ball is just putting him in good situations. The chemistry and the confidence we have with one another right now is really high, and obviously we want to continue to do that.”

They’ll look to keep things rolling in Pullman this weekend for a matchup with the Washington State Cougars at 1 p.m. PT on FOX.