Bo Nix Sets NCAA Record for Single-Season Completion Percentage as Oregon Destroys Liberty in Fiesta Bowl
Well guys, it’s official. It had been projected as something that would happen during the original season itself, but with the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl giving this Ducks veteran one last chance to don his quarterback uniform, he did it. Nix is now the NCAA record holder for the highest single-season completion percentage.
Initially, Ducks fans weren’t all that hyped about the Fiesta Bowl matchup after just barely missing a spot in the college football playoffs, but the New Year’s Six bowl will be something for the history books, that much we know for sure.
In what has to be the most lopsided Fiesta Bowl of all time, the No. 23 Liberty Flames was decimated 45-6 on Monday afternoon in front of tens of thousands in State Farm Stadium. This brings the Ducks to a season score of 12-2, which while it may not have the Pac-12 championship, it is still something worth boasting about. This was also the game where Bo Nix officially finalized his single-season score and was entered into the history books.
The record was last set in 2020 by Alabama Crimson Tide QB Mac Jones, who set the bar at 77.36%. That record now belongs to Nix, who has raised the bar to 77.45%. Before entering the game, it had been just below Jones’ record at 77.2%, missing the record by a hair.
When up against the Liberty Flames, Nix was on top of his game, completing 28-of-35 passes for 363 yards and ending the game with 5 total touchdowns. Needless to say, it’s quite the game to end your college career on. He ends the season with 364-for-470 total completed passes for 4,508 yards, 45 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and 54 carries for 234 yards and 6 scores, which is nothing to turn your nose up at.
With the Fiesta Bowl done, we aren’t going to see any major action until later in the New Year. The Ducks will officially join The Big Ten Conference in August of 2024, though the schools are considering changing it to a later date. Despite this last season just ending, everybody is hyped to watch how the Ducks will fare in The Big Ten when the time comes.
We can’t wait for what the Ducks have in store for us later down the line, and we congratulate Bo Nix on his fancy new record title.