DALLAS — For the first time all season, Oklahoma's receiving corps was complete Saturday.
The Sooners had Kenny Stills, who had missed time with a suspension and a head injury. Stills had a pair of touchdown catches in OU's blowout win Saturday.
They also had Trey Franks, who had been suspended for the past two games. Franks didn't have a catch but returned a pair of kicks in the first half that helped OU start with good field position, leading to an early field goal and touchdown.
And OU also had Jaz Reynolds, who hadn't been hurt but has steadily emerged as a third option with Ryan Broyles and Stills to turn OU's passing offense from potent to downright frightening.
“It just takes a lot of pressure off me knowing that I have receivers that I can put the ball up to in tight coverage and they're going to make a play.”
Broyles was his usual dazzling self Saturday, with seven catches for 105 yards and a touchdown--a score that tied him with former OSU standout Rashaun Woods for tops in BIg 12 history in touchdown receptions.
Stills showed his continued development with a pair of touchdown catches, including one where quarterback Landry Jones threaded a needle to hit a well-covered Stills.
“You pick your poison, you bracket Broyles and leave Kenny one on one; you bracket Kenny and you've got Broyles one on one,” Sooners center Gabe Ikard said. “You can't really win with that.”
Reynolds didn't find the end zone but had 92 receiving yards and three of his six catches converted third downs, including a 30-yard reception on third-and-25 early in the second quarter.
Texas tried to slow down OU's offense with a dizzying array of blitzes and movement up front.
But Jones, when he was pressured, found his receivers quickly or at least avoided bad throws into coverage.
“He got pressured, he got hit and he still made throws,” Texas coach Mack Brown said. “He did a tremendous job. I told him that after the game.”
It was just a matter of giving Jones time, Ikard said.
“There was a couple times when they pressured him and that's on us,” he said. “But when we were solid in pro, you could see that when they're bringing that many guys, it's one-on-one matchups with Ryan and Kenny and Jaz and that's a dangerous thing.
“We were solid in pro and let 12 (Jones) get the ball out of his hand and our big-time players made big-time plays.”