Landry Jones, Sooners make plenty of statements in win over Texas

OU REPORT CARD — Oklahoma's Landry Jones, defensive backfield and fan creativity get high marks in a big-time win over Texas.
by Berry Tramel Published: October 8, 2011

HANDS: C

Jones' receivers made some nice catches, but they also developed a case of the dropsies. Ryan Broyles, James Hanna, Trey Millard and Dejuan Miller all had drops. That can't happen in a more competitive game.

FAN CREATIVITY: A

The delirious OU crowd serenaded the exiting Bevos with a chorus of “Long-horn, Net-work (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap); Long-horn, Net-work.” And former Sooner tight end star Trent Smith, basking in the 34-10 halftime lead, tweeted: “Hey Texas, Make sure you show this game on your network.”

RUN DEFENSE: B

Texas actually ran the ball OK. Quarterback sacks and tricky reverses kept handing the ‘Horns negative plays, but tailbacks Malcolm Brown, Fozzy Whittaker and D.J. Monroe combined for 120 yards on 26 carries. That's 4.6 yards per carry. Not bad for a team unable to throw the ball downfield.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: A

Country singer Jack Ingram, playing an acoustical guitar, delivered a unique, but solid, rendition.

OFFENSIVE LINE: A

If you want to be picky, OU's run game wasn't great – aside from Dom Whaley's 64-yard TD run, OU tailbacks gained 26 yards on 15 carries. But Texas blitzed much of the game, and the Sooner wall well-protected Landry Jones. UT had just one sack, and Jones had enough time to throw for 305 passing yards in the first half.


by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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