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Bo Nix solidifies his spot atop several more Auburn passing categories

By Joshua Huff, sports editor

AUBURN — Former Pinson Valley two-time state champion quarterback Bo Nix solidified his spot atop several Auburn statistical categories following the Tigers’ 48-45 victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

Auburn freshman quarterback Bo Nix. Photo by Cat Wofford.

Nix, who passed former W. A. Berry High School quarterback Stan White for the most completions in a season as a freshman and tied his touchdown record (14) during Auburn’s 52-0 victory over Samford, has now become the Tiger’s all-time freshman quarterback leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

The freshman surpassed White’s passing yardage record on Saturday following a 5-yard completion to Matthew Hill in the second quarter. Nix’s game-tying touchdown to Sal Cannella then propelled Nix past White for the most touchdowns recorded in a freshman season.

Nix has passed for 2,366 yards with 15 touchdowns on the year.

Nix finished the Iron Bowl with 173 passing yards after going 15-for-30 with the lone touchdown.

“You can fantasize at home in your room taking a knee against Alabama in your freshman year at the end of the game, and that actually happened,” Nix said following the game. “So it’s just a surreal moment. There’s nothing like it. I’ve never experienced anything like it.”

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