Center Gabe Ikard said he has “full faith, trust and confidence” in Oklahoma's starting signal caller. Receiver Sterling Shepard called Jones a “great player.” Shepard and Jones did connect for seven catches for 108 yards and on Shepard's first touchdown, making the third game of the freshman's Oklahoma career his best game statistically. But the statistical night the wide receiver had wasn't the kind of night the quarterback had.
“Sometimes nights aren't the way you expect them to be,” Shepard said, “but he is going to come back and he is going to come back strong.”
MIKE STOOPS: ‘IT'S A LONG SEASON'
Mike Stoops, in his first year back as Oklahoma's defensive coordinator, said the problems his unit faced in the fourth quarter aren't “anything we can't fix.”
“I thought our kids competed and played hard, and that's the bottom line to me,” Mike Stoops said. “We weren't good enough tonight, but we don't want to go beyond that. We've got to fight our way through it.”