No. 8 Oregon QB Bo Nix established the single-season completion percentage record in Monday's 45-6 triumph over No. 23 Liberty.
In a college football season, Nix was less than two-tenths of a point behind Alabama QB Mac Jones in completion percentage. Jones beat former Texas QB Colt McCoy's 2008 record of 76.7% with a 77.36% completion rate in 2020, throwing for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns with four interceptions.
The Oregon Heisman nominee went 28-of-35 for 363 yards and five touchdowns Monday before exiting after the fourth quarter. Six incompletions leave Nix 364-of-470 for 4,504 yards, 45 touchdowns, three interceptions, and 77.44% completion in 2023.
After Liberty had optimism early, Nix threw four of his five TDs in the second quarter. Kaidon Salter's 17-yard TD throw to Bentley Hanshaw completed a 75-yard Flames possession to start the game. After a field goal by Oregon (11-2), Liberty led 6-3 after the first quarter.
Nix threw TD passes to four receivers in the second quarter as Oregon made it a joke by halftime. Oregon's defense shut down Liberty's attack fast. After their first TD, the Flames punted on their next four drives and ran 18 plays.
Oregon led 31-6 after their sixth possession culminated in an interception that led to a score with 3 seconds left before halftime.
Nix joined Oregon before the 2022 season following three seasons at Auburn. He was the Tigers' starting quarterback in all three seasons, although he had only 23 touchdowns in his last two seasons and averaged fewer than seven yards per attempt.
After joining Eugene with head coach Dan Lanning and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham (currently Arizona State's head coach), he enjoyed his greatest season.