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Name: Bo Nix 
College: Auburn     Number: 10
Height: 6-2   Weight: 213
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: So/2023

40 Low: 4.57
   40 Time: 4.67
  40 High: 4.76
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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: PManning/PMaxwell/POBrien...2019: ROYC

 Bo Nix, Auburn, Player News

  10/12/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The Auburn Tigers, given a gift inadvertent whistle on a botched spike in the closing seconds, sent Anders Carlson out for a second try at a game-winning field goal Saturday. This time the junior did not miss. Carlson booted a 39-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to give No. 13 Auburn a controversial 30-28 victory over the University of Arkansas on a rainy, muddy afternoon before a crowd of 17,490 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Arkansas (1-2), which fought back from a 17-0 deficit to take a 28-27 lead in the fourth quarter, nearly pulled off its second road win over a ranked team in as many weeks.

The controversy over Auburn quarterback Bo Nix's muffed snap and spike in the game's final half-minute is certain to live long in the lore of the series between the SEC West rivals. On a third-down play from the Arkansas 19 with the clock dropping below 30 seconds, Nix fumbled the snap, grabbed the ball from the grass and clearly spiked it behind him. As the officials flagged Nix for intentional grounding and began blowing their whistles, Arkansas safety Joe Foucha pounced on the loose ball. After a lengthy replay review, referee Jason Autrey announced that it confirmed the call of intentional grounding, and the officials actually ran 10 seconds off the clock for the grounding flag to rub salt in the Hogs' wound. - Northwest Arkansas Times


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  10/06/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Accountability was important after the Tigers' loss, and quarterback Bo Nix stepped up and took responsibility for what he considered a fall short of the mark on Saturday. Nix, who was 21-of-41 passing for 177 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, and who had eight rushing yards, shouldered the blame for taking pressure at different points against the Bulldogs, elaborating that he didn't slide the right way to help his linemen pick up that pressure. Nix also refused to place any blame on his receivers for drops and instead said he made some throws that the sophomore deemed "pitiful." When asked where Auburn needs to improve the most, Nix again placed the brunt of that burden on himself. "Just quarterback play," Nix said. "He needs to do a better job of moving the offense, being a better leader and completing passes when they are there." - Opelika-Auburn News

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  10/02/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has had the challenge of preparing for Nix the last two seasons. For Smart, the biggest change he's seen from freshman Nix to sophomore Nix is his ability to make quick decisions, a natural result of having a year of playing under his belt. "You can put no price tag on experience. I saw that with Jake Fromm. The first year, you saw these simple mistakes, and then the next year it was like, 'OK, I know the down and distance better. I know where the yard marker is. I know I'm in field-goal range, don't take a sack. I know where I'm going with the ball. I've seen this defense already about eight times. I know exactly what to do with the ball,'" Smart said. "It's very obvious that his learning curve is really fast in terms of being able to understand his offense, how to use it. He made some decisions in the last game that last year he wouldn't have made that decision that fast. "He's done a tremendous job, and he's a really good football player." - Opelika-Auburn News

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  09/30/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  After looking at what Nix and his receivers did in the 29-13 win over Kentucky, Georgia's Kirby Smart noted that Auburn has an ability to use its skill positions and get the ball to them from different locations. As the leader of the offense, Nix's skill is an essential component of that. And Nix has plenty of skill. Smart listed off Nix's attributes saying he has a vertical passing game, a great arm and great athleticism. That helped him complete 16 out of his 27 pass attempts for 233 yards and three touchdowns against Kentucky. He completed one of the throws with his legs wrapped up by a defender, and launched another deep ball from off his back foot. Nix doesn't just have an arm. He's also got a serious set of legs. "People don't understand how good of a runner he is," Smart said.

In Auburn's season opener, Nix was the team's leading rusher. He picked up 34 yards on five rushing attempts, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. He went for 13 yards on one of his runs. But out of all of his skills, Nix's decision-making ability is one of the most critical pieces of his success as a quarterback. As a coach's son, Smart said Nix has been around the game all his life and shows an he knows what good decisions look like. It has helped Nix to go six straight games without throwing an interception. He has made 220 pass attempts since his last interception, which was intercepted by Derek Stingley in the LSU game. "I think the dink-and-dunk is the decision making he has, and it gives him the opportunity to not throw picks," Smart said. "Quarterbacks avoid picks because they don't throw into situations that are adverse." - Birmingham News


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  09/29/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for his performance against Kentucky, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday. Nix was versatile for the Tigers in their season-opening 29-13 victory against Kentucky. He was 16-of-27 passing for 233 yards and three touchdowns, rushed five times for 34 yards and punted twice with an average of 38.5 yards. His second punt came to a stop on the Kentucky 2-yard line. Nix was named to the honor roll along with Baylor senior running back and return specialist Trestan Ebner, who scored four times three different ways in the Bears' 47-14 victory over Kansas. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  09/05/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The 2020 Bo Nix looks like a "whole different person." Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz has seen a noticeable change in the way Nix holds himself from his freshman to sophomore year. Nix has always looked composed, Schwartz said. In his first college game ever, he was able to lead the team on a last-minute drive that led to a comeback win over Oregon. His composure led to people across the nation remarking on how cool and collected he was. But this year, Schwartz said Nix looks confident, comfortable and relaxed on top of cool and collected. The confidence, which has grown through the 2019 season and the 2020 offseason, is evident at practice as Nix's voice carries itself through drills and scrimmages, shouting both directions and playful trash talk. "He's talking way more," Schwartz said. "He's been going back and forth with the defense, just talking talking. But it's just all fun for him."

Nix isn't just talking to the defense for fun, he's also taking command of the entire team. Wide receiver Eli Stove said Nix has always been vocal, but now he's also a leader. He's speaking up for both the offense and the defense, saying "everything he's got to say." The defense has taken note. Linebacker K.J. Britt, who is the "quarterback" for the opposite side of the ball and one of the leaders on the defense, sees Nix play with the confidence born from "knowing that he's the quarterback here at Auburn University." Britt can see that Nix has settled into his offense and is taking pride in it. He's out there helping coach his teammates. Nix is able to be that type of leader, one who coaches teammates and directs the players around him, because he has gained a new level of experience and knowledge of the game. - Birmingham News


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  08/17/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Nix, a former five-star prospect and the first true freshman to start a season opener at quarterback for Auburn in the modern era, is coming off a successful-yet-uneven 2019 campaign. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and led Auburn to a nine-win season that included wins over Oregon in the season opener and rival Alabama in the regular-season finale, but he struggled with consistency while completing just 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,542 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions, including a handful of untimely ones in key losses.

Nix had to shoulder a lot as a true freshman, and he'll have to navigate a retooled offensive line that must replace four starters as well as a new lead running back in the backfield this fall. Still, with the arrival of new offensive coordinator Chad Morris -- who has a decorated track record of success in developing quarterbacks -- and a full year of experience under his belt, Nix should be positioned to take that next step as a sophomore. Auburn's success will hinge on it. - Birmingham News


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  08/01/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Bo Nix, So., Auburn,...Nix became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for the Tigers since 1946. He went on to set the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,542), pass completions (217) and touchdown passes (16) in a season. He also added 313 yards rushing with seven touchdowns and was named the SEC Freshman of the year. - Auburn Football

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  07/27/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for the Tigers since 1946. He went on to set the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,542), pass completions (217) and touchdown passes (16) in a season. He also added 313 yards rushing with seven touchdowns and was named the SEC Freshman of the year. Last week, he made the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List for the 2020 season. - Auburn Football

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  07/23/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix, one of only eight sophomores on the list, is the reigning SEC Freshman of the Year after throwing for 2,542 yards, rushing for 313 yards, and scoring a combined 23 touchdowns in his first season at Auburn. He started all 13 games for the Tigers and was the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener since 1946. - Auburn Football

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  04/17/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The NCAA doubled the amount of time athletics staffs can have with their players, but the moved didn't faze the Auburn football players at all. After allowing four hours a week for team meetings and film review, the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee announced Thursday that teams will be able to have eight hours of virtual contact per week. That amount is no different than what they'd be doing if they were at school participating in spring practice, linebacker Chandler Wooten said. At Auburn, even if they weren't in practice, they were talking ball. Unless they're talking to their families, those conversations have been reduced to texts and calls.

Besides, it's not like they have that much else to do soon, center Nick Brahms said. Auburn's classes will end soon and he expects everyone will have more time throughout the day and into the evenings. "I think, you know, if we get more done throughout the week, we might as well," Brahms said. "So, I'd rather be talking ball than playing XBOX." All things considered, Brahms feels the team has gotten a lot accomplished during the four hours they had together each week, especially with the installs. Doing it all over Zoom has been different, Wooten said, but the meetings have been informative. - Birmingham News


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  04/13/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix didn't want to spend his spring break like so many of his peers. Auburn's starting quarterback - instead of taking time off or relaxing for a week before what was supposed to be the start of spring practices - wanted to get better, so he booked a trip out to California and headed west for the week. Before the coronavirus pandemic restricted travel and grinded the sports world to a halt, Nix spent some time in Dana Point, Calif., with a trio of quarterbacks - a former pro, a current one and a soon-to-be one - working to hone their skills. There was Joe Burrow, the reigning Heisman winner, national champion and presumptive No. 1 overall pick in next week's NFL Draft.

There was Sam Darnold, the current New York Jets quarterback who was drafted third overall two years ago. There was also Jordan Palmer, the one-time NFL quarterback who has established a post-playing career as one of the most respected private quarterback coaches around. Then, among them all, was Nix, the rising-sophomore at Auburn. "It was just, obviously spring break, wanted to go out there and work with (Palmer) and just get fundamentally sound again," Nix said last week during a Zoom conference call with local reporters. "… Just going out there, obviously you can learn so much from them and you can soak up so much knowledge from them and how they play the game and just how to go about playing quarterback on a level like that." - Birmingham News


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  04/05/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Gus Malzahn isn't pontificating or speculating about the 2020 football season. Entering his eighth year at Auburn, Malzahn's focus is just now starting to shift back to football here amid Week 3 of everything being thrown out of whack due to the coronavirus outbreak. His focus, first and foremost, was with his team and making sure everyone is safe and healthy, and as remote instruction and installation of the offense and defense began this week, he has started to get his mind back fully to football mode-but he's not there just yet.

It's why, among other reasons, Malzahn hasn't even considered what will happen to the upcoming season - or if there will even be one, for that matter, as some have speculated in recent weeks - given the uncertain circumstances surrounding all of sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're not speculating," Malzahn said Friday during a Zoom conference call with local reporters. "Really, as far as I've gotten to be honest with you is looking like if they report June 1, if they report June 15, if they report July 1, if they report July 15. To be honest with you, I've not gotten past July 15. So, really, my mindset is really just trying to stay positive and then to have the plan ready to go, specifically when they get back. I've not went anywhere in my mind past July the 15th." - Birmingham News


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  03/21/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The cancelation of the remainder of spring sports and an uncertain timeline for a return to competition amid the coronavirus pandemic isn't stopping Auburn from moving forward with its plans for a standalone football facility. "Right now we are full steam ahead on the football facility," athletics director Allen Greene said Friday during a conference call with reporters. "Obviously, as things change on our campus and in our country and around the world, we will audible as we see fit, but we have been given the directive to move forward full steam ahead." Auburn's Board of Trustees in September approved the initiation of the program's "Football Performance Center" project, and during an emergency meeting in October, the board voted to approve the architects for the project, selecting the architecture firms of Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood of Montgomery and HOK Architects of Kansas City, Mo. - Birmingham News

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  03/04/20 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Nix had a solid freshman season, setting Auburn freshman records for completions, passing yards, touchdowns and consecutive pass attempts without an interception (191 in a row to close the season) while earning the SEC's top rookie honor, but his first year on the field also left plenty to be desired. Nix's completion percentage (57.6 percent) was 10th among 12 qualifying SEC passers last season, while his 6.7 yards per pass attempt ranked ninth, as did his 125.03 passer rating. Among freshman quarterbacks nationally who appeared in at least half of their team's games, Nix tied for eighth in touchdowns, was 13th in completion rate, sixth in passing yards, tied for 13th in yards per attempt 11th in passer rating.

The arrival of the former Arkansas head coach as Auburn's new offensive coordinator and play-caller this offseason is expected to do wonders for Nix's development. Morris has a track record of developing quarterbacks-a list that includes former Texas high school standouts Jevan Snead and Garrett Gilbert, who both went on to sign at Texas; former Tulsa standout G.J. Kinne (3,650 yards and 30 touchdowns in one year with Morris); and former Clemson star Tajh Boyd, who won ACC Player of the Year during his second season working under Morris and totaled 11,575 yards, 103 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing scores in three seasons being coached by Morris. Morris, whose system comes from the same roots as Malzahn's while putting more emphasis on the passing game, will work hand in hand with Nix this offseason in hopes of making the sophomore his next star pupil. It's something one of Morris' former proteges, Boyd, is confident will happen, tweeting back in January that he expects Nix to throw for 3,800 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2020. - Birmingham News


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  12/11/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2019 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix holds the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,366) pass completions (200) and touchdown passes (15) in a season. He has also rushed for seven scores. In Auburn's last four games he has thrown for 908 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, in addition to three rushing touchdowns. - SEC Football

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  12/11/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Former Arkansas coach Chad Morris is staying in the Southeastern Conference Western Division as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring on Tuesday a month after Arkansas fired his longtime friend. Morris failed to win an SEC game in nearly two full seasons with the Razorbacks, but he has an impressive track record as an offensive coordinator. Morris was also SMU's head coach from 2015-17 after four seasons running the offense at Clemson. Like Malzahn, he built a name for himself as a high school coach; Morris in Texas and Malzahn in Arkansas. Morris replaces Kenny Dillingham, who appears set to join Mike Norvell at Florida State after one season. Malzahn resumed calling plays last season but it's not clear who will handle those duties after the hiring of Morris. - AP College Football

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  11/14/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do their coach may or may not be in danger of losing his job. If the ground on the Plains is shaky for Gus Malzahn, he could become the most accomplished coach in a job market that already includes vacancies at a recent national championship program (Florida State) and the Southeastern Conference school (Arkansas) in his home state.

First chance for the Tigers to play spoiler comes Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium against Georgia in the Deep South's oldest rivalry. Meeting No. 116 will feature two tough defenses and a seasoned veteran quarterback in Georgia's Jake Fromm facing a freshman quarterback in Auburn's Bo Nix, who has had a bumpy ride this year. Auburn-Georgia is one of a season-high five games matching ranked teams on the schedule. The other one with major playoff implications is in the Big 12, where No. 12 Baylor tries to stay unbeaten against No. 10 Oklahoma. - AP College Football


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  11/03/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Auburn piled up yards, if not points, and the defense didn't permit many of either. Bo Nix passed for a career-high 340 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run and the 11th-ranked Tigers withstood Mississippi's final drive to escape with a 20-14 victory Saturday night. Auburn (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) mostly dominated on the stat sheet but struggled to put the 19-point underdogs away after repeated stalled drives and three missed field goals. Anders Carlson's third miss, a 49-yarder with 1:14 to play, gave Ole Miss (3-6, 2-4) a shot at a winning drive. A defense that has kept Auburn in every game made one final stop. "When the game was on the line, I'm real proud of the offense flipping the field and real proud of the defense ending the game the way it did," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.

The Tigers endured some harrowing moments along the way. The Rebels, who had no timeouts left, quickly moved from their 31 into Auburn territory. Plumlee hit Braylon Sanders for a 17-yard pass after a holding call negated a big gain and then ran 20 yards. Finally on fourth-and-3 from the 35, Plumlee scrambled around and made a desperation heave under pressure. Christian Tutt intercepted the ball and raced most of the way to the other end zone. And Auburn, which was coming off a 23-20 loss at No. 1 LSU, managed to survive. Nix completed 30 of 44 passes, including a 78-yarder to Harold Joiner that set up Auburn's first touchdown. Then he watched a defense that has kept the Tigers in every game. - Auburn/AP College Football


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  10/19/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix was itching to get back on the field after struggling in a loss to Florida in his last start for No. 11 Auburn. The problem was the wait took two weeks as the Tigers had a bye following the 24-13 loss. Nix didn't waste much time moving on, throwing three touchdown passes including two in the span of 22 seconds in the third quarter as the Tigers routed Arkansas 51-10 Saturday. The true freshman also ran for a touchdown as the Tigers completely dominated this Southeastern Conference contest. "It's fun being out on the field with guys like Sal (Canella), Eli (Stove) and Will (Hastings), guys that can get open if they are over there covering the other two (Seth Williams and Anthony Swartz)," Nix said. "Everybody is just starting to come along."

Nix hit Seth Williams down the right sideline on a 48-yard pass with 4:19 left in the third quarter, then after an Auburn interception, Nix connected with Anthony Schwartz on a 15-yard scoring strike to give the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) some breathing room after Arkansas had closed to within 17-3. "It was really important," Nix said of the third quarter surge. "We didn't finish off the first half very well. We moved the ball, we just couldn't score. The second half we came out and threw the ball around and it was very good." Nix finished the day completing 12-of-17 passes for 176 yards and touchdown strikes of 48, 28 and 15 yards including a pair to Williams. - Auburn/AP College Football

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  09/30/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  SEPT 30/WEEK 5 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Bo Nix, QB, Auburn,...Passed for a career-high 335 yards (16-of-21, 76.1 pct) with two TDs while rushing for a team-best 56 yards on seven carries with a score in Auburn's 56-23 win over Mississippi State...Nix was the first AU signal caller to account for 300+ yards passing and 50+ yards rushing since Cam Newton in the 2010 SEC Championship game...The 335 passing yards were the most by an Auburn freshman since Stan White in 1990 and the third most ever in a game by an AU freshman...Set an Auburn freshman single-game record, accounting for 391 yards of total offense (335 passing, 56 rushing)...391 yards of total offense the No. 9 single-game performance in AU history. - SEC Football

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  09/29/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The Tigers' offense had unsurprisingly leaned on its potent rushing attack through four games. But on Saturday, Nix took full command, accounting for 391 total yards and three touchdowns. His deep-ball accuracy also looked improved from last week, when he overshot a trio of would-be touchdown passes. - Auburn/AP College Football

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  09/21/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was pleased with the performance of Bo Nix in a victory at Texas A&M on Saturday. What made Malzahn even happier is that the freshman quarterback will likely be with him for a long time to come. Nix threw a touchdown pass and JaTarvious Whitlow ran for a score as No. 8 Auburn built a big lead and withstood a late charge from Texas A&M to get a 28-20 win over the 17th-ranked Aggies. "It's going to be a lot of fun to have him around in the future," Malzahn said. "I'll tell you that."

Nix didn't put up flashy numbers against the Aggies, but he looked poised and didn't make any big mistakes in his first true road game in front of a rowdy crowd of 101,681. "He's got something special to him," Malzahn said. "He's not your normal freshman. We knew that when we recruited him. One thing that I like is the moment ain't too big for him." Nix said knowing how strong Auburn's defense was and the preparation and advice he got during the week from the coaching staff helped him on Saturday. "It was kind of easy to stay poised," he said. Fellow freshman Joey Gatewood replaced Nix for a few snaps throughout the game and he threw his first career touchdown pass in the first quarter. The Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) were up 21-3 before A&M (2-2, 0-1) finally got going offensively in the fourth quarter. - Auburn/AP College Football


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  09/08/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  In the first home start of quarterback Bo Nix's Auburn career, the true freshman had to carry the load for his offense the majority of the night. Nix threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, No. 10 Auburn ran for 172 yards after amassing just 20 in the first half and the Tigers' defense dominated in a 24-6 victory over Tulane on Saturday night. With a broken game clock already making for a slow and low-energy start to the game, the teams combined for 86 yards of offense across the first nine drives, with Tulane kicking a field goal on its opening series and Auburn (2-0) losing a fumble on its second.

After Tulane's first scoring drive, Auburn's defense locked down the Green Wave (1-1), allowing minus-3 yards over the next four possessions. A week after leading the Tigers to a last-second victory over Oregon last week in Texas, Nix found Will Hastings for a 31-yard touchdown pass two minutes into the second quarter to give Auburn the lead. The Tigers scored on back-to-back drives, with Nix's 40-yard completion to Seth Williams setting them up for a 4-yard touchdown run by Eli Stove. Nix was 19 for 37, tying the fifth-most passing attempts in a game by a freshman quarterback in program history. - AP College Football


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  09/02/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  WEEK 1 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Bo Nix, QB, Auburn,...The first Auburn true freshman quarterback to start in a season opener since Travis Tidwell in 1946, led Auburn to a come-from-behind win against No. 11 Oregon...Connected with Seth Williams on a 26-yard TD pass with :09 left in the fourth quarter to account for the winning score. 4-of-6 passing on the game-winning drive and converted a 4th-and-3 rushing on the drive...Helped lead Auburn to its biggest come-from-behind victory (15-point deficit) since the 2010 Alabama game (24-point deficit)...Passed for 177 yards and two touchdowns. - SEC Football

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  08/31/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Bo always knows at Auburn, even a true freshman quarterback by that name. After barely converting a fourth down with a gutsy run in the final minute, Bo Nix threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 9 seconds remaining as the 16th-ranked Tigers rallied for a 27-21 win over No. 11 Oregon on Saturday night. "He has some savviness to him, there's no doubt," coach Gus Malzahn said of the young quarterback. "When the game is on the line, you've got to make plays, and that's the one thing he showed." On fourth-and-3, Nix rolled to the right, then tucked and pushed forward. Only the nose of the ball, sitting at midfield, was past the chain when officials measured for a first down. "Play of the game," Malzahn said.

"When I saw him run and saw him scrambling, I thought he was going to throw the ball to me," running back JaTarvious Whitlow said. "And then I saw him stick those feet in the ground and cut up. I was like, 'You better get it. You better get it man!" And Nix wasn't done. On third-and-10 from the Oregon 39 and no timeouts, he hit Williams for 13 yards. The receiver got out of bounds with 16 seconds left, with Tigers already in field goal range. But the play-calling head coach wanted to give Williams the chance to make another play - and Nix delivered to put Auburn ahead for the first time. The Tigers, who trailed 21-6 late in the third quarter, delivered another early blow to the Pac-12. They beat the Pac-12's highest-ranked team in a season opener for the second year in a row - No. 6 Washington lost to them 21-16 in Atlanta last year. - AP College Football


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  08/28/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix is getting thrust right into the fire as Auburn's new quarterback. Just like his father, nearly 26 years ago. The 16th-ranked Tigers' freshman is set to make his college debut Saturday against No. 11 Oregon in Arlington, Texas, in a nationally televised game with ESPN's College GameDay in town for the game. "I guess it's as good as you can write up, but College GameDay for a freshman walking in...some people view that as tough, but I kind of see it as fun just because it's what you prepare for," Nix said. "I mean, why else would you play if you can't play at the highest atmosphere, environment and all that stuff? It will be fun, and we'll be ready to go." At least he had significant warning before being thrust into such a high-stress situation. His dad and high school coach, Patrick Nix, came off the bench for Auburn in the 1993 Iron Bowl, facing fourth-and-15 after a knee injury to starter Stan White.

Patrick Nix responded with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Frank Sanders to spark a come-from-behind, 22-14 win over rival Alabama and complete an 11-0 season for an Auburn team that was ineligible for the postseason. He then took over the starting job the following season. This won't necessarily be quite so dramatic. Bo Nix arrived at Auburn as the nation's top-rated dual threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Then he beat out redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood for the starting job in preseason camp. Auburn hasn't started a freshman quarterback in a season opener since Travis Tidwell in 1946. That streak will end against the Pac-12 North favorites. - AP College Football


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  08/20/19 - QB Bo NixSo/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 213 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Freshman Bo Nix will be Auburn's starting quarterback in the season opener. Auburn announced coach Gus Malzahn's decision on Twitter Tuesday, officially ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will lead the 16th-ranked Tigers against Oregon on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas. He was a five-star prospect rated the nation's top dual threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite rankings. Nix's father, Patrick, played quarterback for the Tigers from 1992-95.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Bo Nix enrolled in January after leading his father's Pinson Valley High School team to consecutive Class 6A state titles. He set Alabama state career records with 12,000-plus yards of total offense and 161 touchdowns accounted for, including 127 passing and 34 rushing. - AP College Football


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