Bo Nix accounts for six touchdowns in Oregon Ducks’ victory

BERKELEY, Calif. — Oregon prolonged its profitable streak to seven video games and quarterback Bo Nix’s efficiency put him in choose firm within the Ducks’ 42-24 win over Cal.

The Auburn switch turned simply the third FBS quarterback up to now 10 years to throw for no less than 400 yards (412), throw three touchdowns and rush for 3 scores in the identical recreation, becoming a member of Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins (2018) and Iowa State’s Brock Purdy (2019). Oregon added 174 yards on the bottom to pile up 586 yards.

Regardless of the massive numbers, No. 8 Oregon got here away wanting extra.

“Bo did a good job today, but I think if you ask Bo right now, he’d say he can perform better,” Oregon coach Dan Lanning stated. “And I think our entire team probably feels that way. Bo’s been really consistent and really good player all year. I think that he’ll come away from his performance saying he wants to do better than he did.”

Lanning was proper. Nix echoed the sentiment.

“I think that we played OK offensively but we just kind of shot ourselves in the foot a few times,” Nix stated. “I didn’t play my best today, but fortunately the guys around me played really good to still put up some points.”

Nix accomplished 27 of 35 passes and ran for 59 yards on 12 carries. He was picked off twice, however one got here on a Hail Mary to finish the primary half and the opposite bounced off his meant receiver.

The sense of frustration stemmed from the Ducks’ sluggish begin — they have been held scoreless within the first quarter — and three journeys to the crimson zone that ended with out factors (one interception, two turnovers on downs).

Regardless, the win stands as Oregon’s seventh straight since opening the season with a loss to Georgia, throughout which it has scored no less than 41 factors in each recreation. The Ducks’ 42 factors towards Cal was the fewest they’ve scored in a Pac-12 recreation this 12 months, although their manufacturing has been constant all through.

The Ducks journey to Colorado subsequent week, earlier than ending the season with a tough three-game stretch that features Washington, Utah and Oregon State.