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OU football report card: Landry Jones, kickers get high marks for Sooners

by Jenni Carlson Modified: October 17, 2010 at 6:55 am •  Published: October 16, 2010


On a night when you aren't going to see many bad marks on the Sooners' report card, the OU quarterback earned top marks. He had a special night, completing 30 of 34 passes for 334 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He didn't throw a bad ball all night.


The Sooner faithful fell below the 85,000 mark, and well less than half the crowd remained at the final buzzer. But hey, it was Iowa State.


In his much-anticipated debut, freshman Roy Finch did not disappoint. Neither did his veteran teammates. DeMarco Murray had 112 yards rushing and three touchdowns, Finch had 92 yards and Mossis Madu had 46 yards. If not for a Madu fumble in the second half, the tailback trio would've made a push for a perfect grade.


After replacing Tress Way on Sooner kickoffs late in the first half, O'Hara consistently put the ball in the end zone. OU hasn't had a kicker who's regularly had touchbacks on kickoffs, and with special teams star Ronnell Lewis getting hurt Saturday, touchbacks became all the more important.


The Sooner linebacker called for a shutout earlier this week, then he went out and did his part. He had a team-high 14 tackles, including eight solo and one for a loss.


There's a high volume of content on the jumbotron, and most of it is correct. But before the game, the good folks with Sooner Vision had Baylor listed twice but with different records in the Big 12 South standings. Then on a trivia question, it referred to Iowa State's regular-season "finaly" instead of finale. When nothing's happening on the field and everyone's passing time looking at the big screen, better make sure things are right.

by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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