Bo Nix is by no means boring.
Nix had an entire lot of ups and downs throughout his time because the beginning quarterback at Auburn. Now at Oregon, he skilled each throughout an exhilarating 44-41 highway win for the No. 15 Geese over Washington State in Pullman.
Nix and the Geese have been depressing within the crimson zone within the first half. Not solely did Oregon accept three brief area objectives, Nix threw an interception that was returned 95 yards for a landing to permit Washington State to enter halftime with a 17-9 lead.
Washington State held onto that lead all through the third quarter and went into the fourth with a 27-15 benefit. However then Nix and the Geese bought scorching.
Oregon scored touchdowns on three of its 4 fourth-quarter possessions, flipping that 27-15 deficit right into a 37-34 benefit. Two of these touchdowns got here in a span of simply over two minutes.
First, Nix led the Geese 75 yards in 11 performs to chop Washington State’s result in 34-29 with 3:50 to play. On the following possession, Washington State went three-and-out and managed to empty solely 59 seconds off the clock within the course of.
After the WSU punt, Nix wanted solely a minute to place the Geese forward for the primary time. After a couple of runs, Nix hits Troy Franklin in stride for a 50-yard landing. Nix then ran within the two level conversion to present the Geese a 37-34 benefit.
Washington State nonetheless had 1:29 to both tie the sport with a area aim and even win the sport with a landing. As a substitute, catastrophe struck when Cameron Ward was picked off by Mase Funa. Funa, the 255-pound exterior linebacker, rumbled 29 yards for a landing.
That landing proved to be an enormous one as WSU would rating within the remaining seconds, but it surely was too little too late for the Cougars.
Within the win, Nix threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns to beat that interception. In all, the Geese put up 626 yards of offense and bought the stops they wanted defensively within the second half.
Nix was such a unstable participant within the SEC, particularly on the highway. A few of these highway struggles surfaced early, however Nix actually has the prospect to thrive within the Pac-12.
Oregon is now 3-1 on the 12 months with three straight wins after the ugly season-opening loss to Georgia in Atlanta.
Washington State, in the meantime, dropped to 3-1 on the 12 months however confirmed will probably be a crew to take severely because the Pac-12 season progresses. Ward, a switch from Incarnate Ward, has proven flashes of the brilliance he confirmed on the FCS stage. However he has additionally been too liable to taking dangers, together with holding the ball for too lengthy. He threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns and in addition had a dashing rating, however he additionally threw his fourth and fifth interceptions of the season.
WSU already has a highway upset of Wisconsin on the 12 months, however could not get it achieved at residence in opposition to the Geese. There might be extra alternatives within the coming months, however Ward must restrict the errors for WSU to fulfill its potential.