The Sooner quarterback was 36 of 51 for 447 yards and one interception, not a terrible night, but he struggled all night to find a rhythm. No doubt playing for the first time without safety net Ryan Broyles was part of the equation, but Jones looked lost at some critical junctures of the game. And it was telling that when the Sooners got near the goal-line, they went almost exclusively with the Belldozer. Jones' streak of 24 straight games with a touchdown pass is over.
Sooner support: A
Give it up to OU fans — they came in droves to Waco. The crowd at Floyd Casey Stadium was about half crimson and cream, half gold and green. Sooner fans always show up in force at Baylor, but considering the Bears' improvement in recent years, you keep expecting the tide to turn. Hasn't happened yet.
First-Down Creativity: C
After Baylor tied the game 24-24, OU went with running plays on first down five consecutive times. The plays gained a combined seven yards and put the Sooners in long-yardage situations on second and third downs. Not a good way to start drives or sustain them.
Pass Catchers: B
The Sooners first game with Broyles was a struggle at times, but the OU pass catchers had a solid night. There was production from Jaz Reynolds (seven catches, 114 yards) and Kenny Stills (six catches, 75 yards), but James Hanna had 90 yards receiving and Dejuan Miller had a couple big catches late. There were a few drops, but not more than you could count on one hand.
Halftime fun: A
Hard to believe that the Sooners were having much fun in the locker room at halftime since they were trailing, but the Baylor and OU bands were having a blast. Members from both bunches busted a synchronized move to LMFAO's “Party Rock Anthem”.