Saturday, November 27, 2010
OSU mistake allows impressive Jones rebound
By David Ubben
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Landry Jones bounced back from his worst throw of the night, an easy pick-six to Oklahoma State's Shaun Lewis, with two of his best passes. The first was a 16-yard throw to Cameron Kenney to convert on a 3rd-and-9. On the next play, he hit Kenney again for an eight-yard touchdown in the middle of the OSU defense.
That score has Oklahoma up 21-10 midway through the second quarter.
Of course, none of that would have been possible without a big mistake from Oklahoma State freshman Justin Gilbert. Gilbert careened into Oklahoma punter Tress Way after his punt was away, giving the Sooners the ball back.
Just when Oklahoma State had wrangled the momentum back from the Sooners, Gilbert's miscue gave it right back.
In a game like this, one or two mistakes can determine the outcome pretty easily. Jones' interception looked like it might have a big influence on it early, but he came back with a couple of huge plays.
Now, Gilbert looks the same. He's a dangerous return man who will have his chances later in the game. We'll see if he takes advantage of his opportunity like Jones did.