Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The best individual games of 2012: No. 6
By David Ubben
We're counting down the 10 best individual games of any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play count, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.
No. 6: Oklahoma QB Landry Jones vs. West Virginia
Date: Nov. 17, 2012
Why it's on the list: If you're averaging 10 yards an attempt in any game, you're doing very, very many things right. That was Jones during a dramatic win in Morgantown to keep the Sooners in position for a Big 12 title, capped by a game-winning touchdown pass to Kenny Stills with just 24 seconds to play. That was Jones' second go-ahead touchdown pass to Stills in four minutes, and Jones finished with six for the game. He completed 38-of-51 passes for 554 yards, breaking the school record for passing yards and tying his own school record with his six scoring tosses. He completed 74.5 percent of his passes, his highest number of the season. Jones made play after play to answer West Virginia's offensive onslaught, and got the last laugh with huge fourth-quarter drives to give the Sooners a big victory on the road. His quarterback rating of 200 in the game was his highest in a Big 12 game since trouncing Texas Tech in Norman 45-7 and racking up a QB rating of 224 all the way back in 2010.
The rest of the list: