Oklahoma junior quarterback Landry Jones' stats slipped after Biletnikoff finalist Ryan Broyles suffered a season-ending knee injury.
With Broyles, Jones had a 155.14 efficiency rating. He threw for 380.6 yards a game, with a 64.6 completion percentage and 28 touchdown passes.
Without him the past three games, Jones had a 107.68 efficiency rating. He threw for 317.7 yards a game, with a 59 percent completion rate and no touchdown passes.
RUN DEFENSE FALTERS
In a 44-10 loss Saturday night, both Oklahoma State running backs (Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith) ran for more than 100 yards, combining for 270 rushing yards, averaging 9.3 yards per carry.
“The thing that hurts the worst is they physically got after us. That's always hard to take,” said OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables. “It's pretty simple why that game turned out the way it did. They physically got after us. Your pride is hurt, but our guys will bounce back.”
WIDE RECEIVERS LACK CONSISTENCY
Broyles hauled in 83 catches in nine games. He averaged 13.9 yards per reception and scored 10 touchdowns.
With Broyles sidelined, the Sooners struggled to find consistent production. In Bedlam, OU receivers combined for 20 catches for 180 yards, 9.0 yards per reception with no TDs.
“I was very disappointed with our performance at the receiver position,” said OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. “But overall offensively we stubbed our toes in different areas.
“Whether it was the offensive line not blocking, or backs not holding onto the ball, or receivers not making plays, there was plenty of blame to spread around. Offensively, we did not respond against a very good offensive football team.”