Auburn QB Bo Nix could break record set by his dad in Tigers' season opener
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn named a starting quarterback on Tuesday, choosing true freshman Bo Nix over redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood.
Now, Nix continues a family legacy, as his father, Patrick Nix, started for the Tigers at quarterback from 1992 to 1995.
Per reporter Scott Scroggins, Bo Nix could break one of his father’s records in Week 1 against Oregon. Patrick holds Auburn’s record for most passing yards in a season opener, throwing for 372 yards in 1995:
Here’s an interesting nugget on Bo Nix, who was named @AuburnFootball’s starting QB by HC Gus Malzahn today. Bo’s father, Patrick Nix, holds the Auburn record for the most passing yards in a season opener with 372 yards against Ole Miss in 1995. #WarEagle
— Scott Scroggins (@ScrogginsNoggin) August 20, 2019
It would take a lot for Bo to break that record against Oregon, which has a solid defense. It’ll also be Bo’s first start in college.
Patrick’s record might stand for another year, but it’s also possible Nix breaks it in 2020 or 2021.