Saturday, December 4, 2010
Landry Jones cracks the Blackshirts again
By David Ubben
ARLINGTON, Texas -- There aren't many quarterbacks who have figured out Nebraska's pass defense this year. However, Oklahoma's Landry Jones looks like has a good understanding after struggling early.
Jones hit top receiver Ryan Broyles on a deep pass down the left sideline for a 47-yard gain to set up a chip-shot field goal for Jimmy Stevens that tied the game at 20.
After that play, Jones now has completions of 49, 47 and 30 yards against the Huskers secondary, who entered today's game ranked second nationally in pass defense.
That's rare company.
Jones is 17 of 28 for 276 yards with a touchdown and an interception on a tipped ball. Compare that with the chart of quarterback performances in this story.
That's a good sign for the Sooners, and a great sign for Jones' career. He won't see many secondaries tougher than the one he's trying to move the ball against tonight.