Oklahoma football: Landry Jones' 4 TD passes lift Sooners past Iowa State, 35-20

AMES, Iowa — Oklahoma coaches were about ready to let the clock run out on a frustrating first half Saturday inside Jack Trice Stadium.
by Jason Kersey Modified: November 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm •  Published: November 3, 2012

“Statistically we played really well,” Jones said. “Had two picks today, but I think as an offense, we came back and handled that really well.

“Defense did a great job holding them to field goals on both those.”

Rather than a tenuous 1-point lead, the Sooners took a more comfortable advantage into halftime because of the 56-second scoring drive.

“There wasn't anyone in any panic mode,” Stoops said. “Fortunately, we found some big shots at the end of the half and then into the second half.”

The Sooners emerged from the locker room after halftime and marched 75 yards in a methodical, poised series that ended with a 20-yard Jones-to-Brown touchdown. Jones completed 7 of 10 passes on the drive.

“Landry Jones,” Iowa State defensive lineman Jake McDonough said when asked for the secret to OU's offense.

“He was on fire ... He was putting the ball where the receivers were able to make plays; it was frustrating.”

Jones' performance is more impressive when you consider who he was without Saturday; leading rusher Damien Williams and senior tackle Lane Johnson were each hobbled by bum ankles.

“He's the center of the offense, so him being poised, even after throwing a pick, he just always comes back and shows us he can sling the ball around,” said true freshman receiver Sterling Shepard, who caught 5 passes for 77 yards and a first-half touchdown.

Asked if it was the best game of his career, Jones said it was “one of the best; that's for sure.

“We've had a lot of good games around this place, a lot of good games this year.”


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...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Rock band mistaken for terrorist group
  2. 2
    Dogs now allowed in this state's eateries
  3. 3
    This Is How The Rest Of The World Eats Corn On The Cob
  4. 4
    Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed
  5. 5
    College Freshman Impaled In The Neck By Golf Club In Frat House 'Freak Accident'
+ show more