OU report card: Mixed reviews of Sooners' performance

BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer, btramel@opubco.com Modified: November 8, 2009 at 10:05 am •  Published: November 8, 2009

Offensive organization: D

Nebraska confused OU's offense all night, with Landry Jones running around changing the play late in the clock, sometimes having to use a timeout.

Tress Way: C

The lefty missed three field-goal attempts between 46 and 42 yards, but his five punts averaged 49 yards and generally kicked OU out of field-position trouble.

Run defense: B

Hard to knock a defense that gives up seven first downs, but Husker tailback Roy Helu was effective at times, with 138 yards on 20 carries.

Congeniality: A

That hospitality reputation is more than just talk. From the Husker hordes who lined up to get pre-game autographs from OU Heisman winners Jason White, Steve Owens and Billy Sims to the Nebraska fans who high-fived the Sooner players in pre-game warmups, Lincoln is a place like no other in college football.

Landry Jones: D

The rookie quarterback didn't always have time, but he threw five interceptions, including three in the fourth quarter.

Fourth-down decisions: A

OU was 0-for-3 on fourth down tries, but trying for the first down was the right play every time. The Sooners weren't making field goals, anyway.


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