Oregon quarterback Bo Nix explains why he’s playing in Fiesta Bowl


Bo Nix did not want the Pac-12 championship game loss to be his final act of college football, so he’s leading No. 8 Oregon into the Fiesta Bowl.

Nix explained why he’s playing in the Ducks’ Jan. 1 (10 a.m., ESPN) bowl game against No. 23 Liberty.

“I want another opportunity to play with my teammates,” Nix said at Friday’s press conference for the Heisman Trophy. “I want another opportunity to play for Oregon. After (the Pac-12 championship game) I don’t want to end the season like that. I want another opportunity to go out there and have a blast and go out there and have fun.”

The most accurate quarterback in the country, Nix is completing 77.2% of his throws for 4,115 yards with 40 touchdowns and just three interceptions and has rushed for 228 yards and six scores.

Nix is a finalist for the Maxwell, O’Brien and Walter Camp awards, the winners of which will be announced tonight, and the Heisman, which will be awarded on Saturday.


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