“(He did) all those things you would think a third-year starter would do,” Heupel said. “At the same time, he knows he could be a little bit better on a couple plays here and there and that's what he's constantly pushing for.”
So, it's little stuff. It's nitpicking in a 33-point game, but the reason to bring it up is because of what's on the horizon, that Sept. 17 test at No. 6 Florida State.
“It was a little sloppy,” Jones said. “We've got a long ways to go before we're playing at a peak level. We've just got to get better, week by week.”
Jones sure figures to do so. Remember, too, that the Sooners offense clicked most of the night Saturday without the second-leading receiver from last year's team, Stills.
It went sort of unnoticed after the Tulsa win, but Jones moved past Jason White as OU's second-leading passer.
Jones has thrown for 8,291 yards in 27 games since taking over for Sam Bradford, the only guy ahead of Jones on the passing list.
“Sam and Jason White are two of the better ones to come out of this place and obviously Sam's playing some good ball right now in the NFL,” Jones said. “It's just an honor, to me, just to be named with those guys.”
Bradford's statue was placed last week next to the school's other Heisman winners, including White.
Jones is just 112 yards behind Bradford's mark of 8,403 yards. Maybe he takes over as the all-time leader in the first quarter of the FSU game. Maybe by the half.
And maybe he gets a statue one day, too.