For the second consecutive week, wind played a factor for the Sooners in Saturday's win over Baylor.
Sooners quarterback Landry Jones said it wasn't as bad as the week before at Iowa State, but Saturday's 30 mph winds definitely affected the game — especially on passes and kicks.
Never was it more apparent than on Jones' 35-yard touchdown pass to Justin Brown in the final moments of the first half.
The pass went into the wind, but Brown adjusted, dove behind Baylor cornerback Joe Williams and reached back to haul in the pass.
Jones was more efficient in the two quarters going into the wind, completing 11 of 12 passes for 100 yards. The Sooners threw more and had more passing yardage in the two quarters going with the wind, though, as Jones was 14 of 24 for 177 yards in the second and third quarters.
NEWEST SOONERS COMMIT TAKES IN WIN
Tulsa Washington's Dominique Alexander, who committed to the Sooners this week, was among the visitors in Norman for Saturday's 42-34 win over Baylor.
Now that Alexander appears settled in OU after switching his commitment from Arkansas, the question is where he's used.
He was committed to the Razorbacks as a safety, but could see time at linebacker in Mike Stoops' defense.
“Coach (Tim) Kish wants me to play linebacker and Coach Mike Stoops wants me at safety,” Alexander said. “That can fit in perfectly for me. I can play nickelback or if they want to move me up to linebacker and put on some weight, I can do that too.
“I like the way that defense is ran, and I think I'll have a chance to play quick down there.”
Now, Alexander is trying to help the Sooners bolster their incoming class. Alexander met many of the OU commits at the Notre Dame game late last month.
“When it's all said and done, we're going to have a really good group coming in,” he said. “Meeting those guys who are already committed, it just felt like these are some guys that I could be around all the time.”
Jones, on true freshman Ty Darlington's first career start, which included two snap infractions:
“It's his first game. I can remember my first game. I made so many mental errors I couldn't even count them on a list. It's just something that happens. He might have gotten excited. It was mostly on check plays. You've got to keep encouraging Ty, but all in all he did a great job for us. He put us in position for us to make some good plays up there.”