Oregon quarterback Bo Nix Syndication: The Register Guard

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shadeur Sanders brought a lot of Heisman hype with him on Saturday.

Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix took all of it for himself in a performance that surely puts him near the top of the list for the coveted trophy.

Nix finished the day going 28-of-33 for 276 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, and 1 interception in Oregon’s 42-6 beatdown of the Buffs. He also did all of that despite leaving the game early in the fourth quarter.

Considering Colorado came into the game with a 3-0 record and all of the hype in the world thanks to the arrival of head coach Deion Sanders, it was all the more impressive that Nix and the Ducks completely dominated the game from start to finish.

The college football world hailed Nix for his performance on the field and for his this will likely impact his place in the Heisman Trophy conversation.

All eyes will now be on Oregon’s game against the Washington Huskies on October 14. Nix will go head-to-head against Huskies QB Michael Penix and the outcome will probably have a huge impact on the Heisman conversation.

In the meantime, the Ducks are flying high and they have Nix to thank for helping them send a very strong message to the rest of the nation on Saturday.

[ESPN, The Comeback on Twitter]

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