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Ducks find bowl success in Arizona

College football players celebrate with Gatorade dumped on their coach on a football field
The UO Duck football team celebrates after their Fiesta Bowl victory in Glendale, AZ on New Year's Day.

The No.8 Oregon Duck football team handily defeated No.18 Liberty, 45-6, in the Fiesta Bowl Monday in Arizona.

Oregon's Bo Nix has finished his career as one of the most productive quarterbacks in NCAA history.

Nix completed his fifth year in college football by completing 28-of- 35 passes for 363 yards and five touchdowns.

The 23-year-old Nix was a Heisman Trophy finalist and broke multiple records set by Marcus Mariota in the latter's Heisman Trophy season of 2014. He finished the season with 4,508 yards and 45 passing touchdowns, breaking Mariota's records of 4,454 and 42, respectively.

After Oregon missed out on the College Football Playoff by losing to Washington, Nix opted to play in the bowl game instead of beginning preparation for the NFL draft.

Nix broke the NCAA record for single-season completion percentage at 77.44%.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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