No. 8 Oregon dispatched quarterback Bo Nix in a big way Monday, overtaking No. 23 Liberty in a 45-6 decision for the most lopsided victory in Fiesta Bowl history. Nix dazzled in his final college start anda day in which he completed 28 of 35 passes for 363 yards and five touchdowns. With the win, the Ducks finish coach Dan Lanning's second season with a 12-2 record.
Liberty, looking to finish an undefeated season under first-year coach Jamey Chadwell, looked ready to take on the Ducks after opening the game with a 75-yard touchdown run to take an early 6-0 lead, but It was all Oregon at that point. The Ducks subsequently scored 45 unanswered points, with the offense at one point scoring five touchdowns on as many trips. At halftime, the Ducks held a 31-6 lead.
Five of Oregon's six total touchdowns came from Nix, who broke both the program single-season record for touchdown passes (45) and passing yards (4,508), all two previously held by Marcus Mariota in 2014 during his Heisman-winning season. Nix also surpassed more than 15,000 career passing yards in the victory and broke the NCAA record for single-season completion percentage (77.44%), previously held by Mac Jones from Alabama, placing him in good company among all-time FBS passers. It was a day to remember for the former Auburn transfer on all fronts as he now eyes a successful professional career in the NFL.
- All five of Nix's touchdown passes were caught by five different Oregon players, and running back Bucky Irving also ran for a touchdown.
- Oregon's 39-point margin of victory surpassed Nebraska's 38-point victory over Florida in the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the 1995 season.
- Liberty's bid for an undefeated season during Chadwell's debut ended, leaving only CFP entrants Michigan and Washington as the remaining undefeated teams heading into the semifinals.
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