Jones Rebounds From Rocky Opener

Perhaps critics of the Sooner signal caller will let up a bit now.

Quarterback Landry Jones rubbed some dirt on last week's performance and came out with a vengeance Saturday against Florida State, picking apart the Seminoles defense for 380 yards and four touchdowns on 30-for-40 passing.

"It was pretty good," Jones said. "I mean, there's always some stuff that you'll see on film that you're just going to cringe at or say, ‘I should have gone here. I could have gone the other way.' But I feel like I played pretty good tonight."

One play he might cringe at was a second quarter fumble.

"It was a nice day for him outside of that one play, which, you know, he's a young guy that's just going to get better and he just has to keep learning, but I think Landry is doing well," said OU head coach Bob Stoops.

Outside of that play, though, he was magnificent.

Jones racked up 321 of his 380 passing yards in the first half, the second most ever by an OU quarterback in the first 30 minutes of a game next to Sam Bradford's 350 against North Texas back in 2007.

He was poised in the pocket and very efficient throughout the whole game, as he didn't force any passes in unnecessary spots.

"He looked good," said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "He took care of the ball. Last week he was a little rushed. I don't know if we helped him as players around him or as play-callers. It was surprising that he didn't play at a high level last week, so for him to play well today wasn't a surprise."

Jones got off to a quick start on his good day when he completed his first touchdown pass late in the first quarter when he found slot receiver Ryan Broyles from 18 yards out to make it 7-0.

His second touchdown toss and perhaps his best of the day came just two minutes of game time later when he threw a beautiful ball just outside the goal line on the left side to receiver Cameron Kenney, running the score to 21-7.

Jones then hit tight end James Hanna for a 46-yard touchdown pass and a 27-7 advantage.

His fourth and final touchdown came on a 7-yard score to yet another tight end, this time Trent Ratterree, for a 41-7 lead at the time.

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