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Oklahoma football notebook: Blake Bell tells Landry Jones 'Thanks'

Sooner backup quarterback Blake Bell says when he comes off the field, he usually goes straight to starter Landry Jones and thanks him for getting the Sooners to that point.
by Jason Kersey Published: October 14, 2012

Sophomore backup quarterback Blake Bell continued his run of huge touchdown numbers Saturday, Belldozing in four scores — all in the first half — during Oklahoma's 63-21 rout of Texas in Dallas.

He's now rushed for 20 career touchdowns in just 11 games, dating back to OU's 2011 midseason win at Kansas State.

Bell enters games for senior starter Landry Jones in short-yardage or goal-line situations, takes a shotgun snap and finds a hole or sweeps outside.

“I usually just, when I come off the field, I go straight to Landry and say, ‘Thanks,'” Bell said. “He's the one that gets me down there. When coach calls my name, I'm going to get in there and do my job.”

Bell is Jones' heir apparent to the Sooners' starting quarterback job, which he's set to assume next season.

“He's taught me a lot,” Bell said. “I kind of take it like a sponge and soak up as much information as I can before he leaves. It's awesome learning from a guy like him.”


Oklahoma's defense completely stuffed the Longhorn offense Saturday, allowing Texas just two first downs and 65 total yards in the first half. Just two of those yards were on the ground.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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