Oklahoma football: Landry Jones reminds everyone what he's capable of

OKLAHOMA 52, KANSAS 7 — The Sooners put the game in Landry Jones hands. And the senior quarterback continued his strong play in a three-game stretch since the Kansas State loss.
by Jason Kersey Published: October 20, 2012

“Landry's capable of so much, and I feel like sometimes when people get on him, they forget about that,” Stills said. “He's been doing a great job managing the game and not turning the ball over, and we're proud of him.”

Asked if it was the best downfield throw he's made, Jones smiled and said, “One of them. That's for sure.”

Jones' 19-of-28 passing performance for 291 yards was a stark contrast to his last game on Owen Field, when his two turnovers were critical in a 24-19 loss to Kansas State.

In three games since, Jones has one turnover — an interception Texas returned for a touchdown last week with a 66-21 OU victory already well in hand. During that stretch, Jones has thrown 871 and seven touchdowns.

Much of Jones' recent success can be attributed to how comfortable Jones he's become with his receivers. That unit got a big boost when Saunders, a transfer from Fresno State, was declared eligible days before last week's Texas game. On Saturday, Saunders started in the slot, which allowed Stills to play outside, where he's the most comfortable.

Stills was OU's leading receiver Saturday, with six catches, 90 yards and a touchdown.

“We have so much power,” said freshman slot Sterling Shepard, one of eight Sooners with a catch against KU. “Especially in the wide receiver group. We have so many guys that can make plays, and it's definitely a great thing that we can have Kenny outside and put Jalen inside.”


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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