Oklahoma football notebook: Kansas State focused on Sooners', Landry Jones' weaknesses

Kansas State defensive end Adam Davis told ESPN that the Wildcats tried to attack Landry Jones' blind side.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: September 23, 2012

What happened on Saturday to then-No. 6 Oklahoma? The Sooners and quarterback Landry Jones didn't have the performance they wanted, but how did Kansas State come away with holding a top-10 team to just 13 points?

They exploited the weaknesses they could find. Kansas State's defensive end Adam Davis explained.

“I noticed it in the first half,” Davis said to ESPN of Jones seeming uncomfortable. “When we'd get upfield, he'd start jabbing his feet real quick and moving. That let us know that he don't like nobody in his blind side, and we tried to attack it all night.”

That attack caused the offense to be sporadic in tempo and play, and it caused OU's most prolific passer to have a one-touchdown night.

“What we did all week was worked on trying to flush him out of the pocket, because we know he ain't good with pressure,” Davis said. “If we get to his blind side, he's going to get jittery and try to move out the pocket and scoot up and stuff. We tried to get our D-tackles to cause pressure on the edge and try to get him.”

OKLAHOMA OFFENSE STICKS BEHIND LANDRY JONES

Even though Jones said that Saturday night's loss was “probably on” him and that he played “terrible,” the offense and coach Bob Stoops didn't really criticize the fourth-year starter's performance.

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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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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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