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OU football: How Landry Jones bounces back after a loss

LANDRY JONES — Like most things involving the Oklahoma Sooners' senior quarterback, his ability to bounce back after a loss was strongest with Ryan Broyles.
by Jason Kersey Published: October 2, 2012

Jones had seven post-loss starts before the NCAA's all-time receptions leader's college career ended against Texas A&M.

In those games, he threw for 2,429 yards and 24 touchdowns, with only five interceptions.

Broyles' grand totals in those seven games? Eleven touchdowns and 956 receiving yards.

In 2010 — Jones' sophomore year, when OU won the Big 12 title and the Fiesta Bowl — six of his nine post-loss touchdown passes were to Broyles.

Last season, following the Sooners' first loss, which came at home to Texas Tech, Oklahoma routed Kansas State 58-17, with Jones throwing for a school-record 505 yards to go with his five touchdowns. Broyles caught 14 passes for 171 yards and a score that day in Manhattan, Kan.

Later in the season against Iowa State and Iowa — wins that came after losses to Baylor and Oklahoma State, respectively — Jones totaled a combined 417 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Jones' first opportunity to show his bounce-back ability as a senior comes Saturday. Teammates and coaches say he's been practicing well since the Kansas State loss, in which his two turnovers led to Wildcats' touchdowns.

“He's practicing the way he always does, but he's a little more vocal,” said junior center Gabe Ikard. “He's one of the best practice players I've ever played with ... very intense and detailed in practice.

“He's doing to do things the way he does them. We've got a lot of confidence in him to play well.”