Nix, Forsyth Earn Pac-12 Weekly Awards

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon football team earned two more weekly honors from the Pac-12 Conference on Monday, with quarterback Because Nix being named the conference’s offensive player of the week and center Alex Forsyth receiving the offensive lineman of the week award.

Led by Nix and Forsyth, Oregon’s offense racked up 545 total yards in a 45-30 win over No. 9 UCLA in front of the fourth-largest crowd (59,962) ever to watch a game at Autzen Stadium.

This is Nix’s first weekly award from the Pac-12, while Forsyth earned offensive lineman of the week for the first time this season and second time in his career. Oregon has now won seven Pac-12 weekly awards this season, including three offensive lineman of the week honors.

QB Because Nix – Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

»Completed 22-of-28 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns, matching his career-high.
»Also rushed eight times for 51 yards.
»Joined Matt Leinart (USC, 2004) as the only Pac-12 QBs to throw five touchdowns and zero interceptions vs. a top-10 team.
»Just the third Oregon QB since at least 1996 to throw five-plus TDs multiple times in a season, joining Justin Herbert (2019) and Marcus Mariota (2014).
»One of five FBS QBs this season to throw five TDs multiple times.
»Perfect 11-of-11 for 151 yards and three touchdowns in the second quarter.
»Completed 15 straight passes from the first quarter to the third.
»Tied for eighth among all FBS QBs in week eight with a terrific 90.4 overall grade from PFF.
»Connected on a 49-yard touchdown, his seventh completion of 40-plus yards this season.

OL Alex Forsyth – Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week

»Helped Oregon rack up 545 yards of offense and 262 rushing yards.
»UO rushed for 200-plus yards for the third straight game and fifth time in seven games.
»Leader of an O-line that did not allow a sack for the sixth time in seven games.
»Oregon leads the nation with just one sack allowed this season.
»Earned an 83.7 pass-blocking grade from PFF while not allowing a pressure, hurry, QB hit or sack in 28 pass-blocking opportunities.
»Ranks seventh among all FBS offensive linemen with a team-best 89.9 pass-blocking grade from PFF this season.
»UO scored 40-plus points for the sixth straight game, doing so for the first time since 2014.

2022 Oregon Pac-12 Weekly Award Winners

Sept. 19 – Brandon Dorlus (Co-Defensive Lineman)
Sept. 26 – Mase Funa (Defensive Lineman)
Oct. 3 – TJ Bass (Offensive Lineman)
Oct. 3 – Brandon Dorlus (Defensive Lineman)
Oct. 10 – TJ Bass (Offensive Lineman)
Oct. 24 – Alex Forsyth (Offensive Lineman)
Oct. 24 – Because Nix (Offensive)

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