The Oregon Ducks and quarterback Bo Nix are gearing up for a major showdown at Autzen Stadium this Saturday, where they will have a chance to bolster their resume when they host USC. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, and the game will air on Fox.
Nix has surged in the latest Heisman Trophy rankings due to his outstanding performances for the Oregon Ducks. He is now considered one of the top two favorites to win the coveted award, along with Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr.
Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy and Florida State’s Jordan Travis currently hold the third and fourth spots, with LSU’s Jayden Daniels coming in at fifth.
On the season, Nix has amassed 2,723 yards through the air, 25 passing touchdowns, five rushing touchdowns on 510 rush yards, and a nation-leading 78.1% completion rate. Nix has led Oregon into the College Football Playoff hunt and ranks third nationally in total QBR.
Despite USC’s recent defensive struggles, I believe they will be motivated after the firing of Alex Grinch. However, I still anticipate a stellar performance from Bo Nix in Autzen Stadium, leading Oregon to a narrow victory over the Trojans, with a final score of 38-35.
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