Landry Jones’ mustache-bearing fan club, the Mustache Mafia, returned to the student section with their "Fear the ‘Stache” shirts once again, but Jones’ mustache might be the one who should be afraid. Jones is dating Whitney Hand, the reigning Big 12 women’s basketball freshman of the year, and she isn’t a fan of the facial appendage. "Whitney hates it," Jones said. "She thinks I look ugly with it. But I think I have to keep it, support the fans. Those guys are awesome."
Dropping the ballOU receivers dropped a pair of Jones’ passes that could have been easy scores. Senior Adron Tennell dropped what would have been a deep, lofting 38-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter, and tight end Trent Ratterree dropped what would have been a 13-yard TD pass over the middle. Both possessions ended in Jones touchdown passes, though. Tennell’s drop led to Brandon Caleb’s first touchdown catch, and DeMarco Murray broke one tackle and hurdled another for a touchdown the play after Ratterree’s drop. "We were holding judgment because of the weather last week, but we still had a couple today," OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said of the drops. Tennell’s status as a starter has been precarious, but he continued to play after the drop.
Back on the fieldJameel Owens dressed for Saturday’s game after being held out of the Sooners’ game against Idaho State. Owens missed practices the week of the Idaho State game and had been practicing with the scout team earlier this week. Owens had caught four passes for 44 yards as a freshman in 2008 but has yet to record a reception this season.
BoxoutLinebacker Austin Box did not suit up against Tulsa. Stoops said Box had an injury flare up early in the week and was held out of action. Stoops declined to address the injury’s specifics but did say it was minor and Box would be able to practice on Monday.
Playin’ some JazOU freshman receiver Jaz Reynolds played on Saturday after not seeing the field in the Sooners’ first two games. The move eliminates Reynolds’ redshirt status after some debate among the coaching staff early in the season.
Early appetizerA few hundred fans filled the lower bowl of McCasland Field House to watch the Oklahoma volleyball team take on Missouri at 11:30, three hours before kickoff, a few hundred yards away at Owen Field. The Sooners dropped the first set 21-25, but won the next three to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in Big 12 play.
Seven-touchdown ManOU receiver Ryan Broyles has seven touchdown catches in three games, including six the last two weeks with Jones at quarterback. "It’s pretty easy throwing to Ryan,” Jones said. "Quick guy, goes up and grabs the ball.”