EA Simulation: OU vs. Florida State
Each week, for fun the OU blog will simulate the Sooners’ opponent on NCAA 2011. If you’re not interested in fun, move along.
NORMAN — So much for that slow start. Both for the No. 10-ranked Sooners. And for QB Landry Jones
Oklahoma rebounded in a big way after a lackluster opener to trounce No. 17 Florida State 45-22 at Owen Field and extend the nation’s longest home-winning streak to 32 games.
Jones silenced his critics with perhaps the finest game in his career, throwing for 421 yards and five touchdown passes and outdueling Seminoles QB Christian Ponder.
As good as Jones was, tight end Trent Ratterree was the player of the game, reeling in five passes for 215 yards and four TDs. Ratterree had just 11 catches for 152 yards as OU’s starting tight end all of last year.
After falling behind 3-0, the Sooners got going late in the first quarter, as Jones hooked up with Ratterree for a 61-yard scoring bomb.
The Seminoles had no answer for that combination all day.
After Jones found favorite target Ryan Broyles for a 24-yard TD, he connected again with Ratterree, this time for a 45-yard TD.
Ratterree had two more TD catches, but the game was still in doubt until Jermie Calhoun punched in a 2-yard scoring run to put the Sooners ahead, 45-22, early in the fourth quarter.
The performance of Jones and Ratterree overshadowed the fact OU may have finally found its answer at placekicker. Patrick O’Hara boomed a 50-yard FG in the third quarter and was also 6 of 6 on extra-point attempts.
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