NORMAN — This was not the bowl game encore Landry Jones had hoped for.
Oklahoma's sophomore quarterback failed to pick up where he left off at last year's Sun Bowl as the Sooners escaped Utah State 31-24 Saturday night at Owen Field.
Coming off his record-setting performance in the Sun Bowl, Jones completed just 17 of 36 passes against the Aggies for 217 yards.
"I was a little off. Didn't play very good," Jones said. "It's frustrating not playing the way you know you're capable of playing."
Jones did throw a pair of touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, but was intercepted twice. He also took three sacks.
"Some of that was Landry, escaping too early, not stepping up in the pocket," coach Bob Stoops said.
Jones admitted afterward, several of the offensive mistakes made Saturday showed up in practice earlier in the week. Something the Sooners will have to correct before Florida State comes to town next weekend.
"We have to clean up some stuff," Jones said. "We really have got to go this week and practice with a purpose, practice with intentions. ... and get on the same page."