Road Warrior: Jones Performs Well in Cincy

CINCINNATI — So much was made out of quarterback Landry Jones' struggles on the road in 2009, and he began his run toward proving the road neigh-sayers wrong in OU's 31-29 Saturday night victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats at Paul Brown Stadium.

Jones racked up 13 straight completions at one point in the contest and it ended only when Cincy dialed up good coverage on an early second quarter play that forced him to throw the ball away.

He finished the day 36-for-51 for 370 yards and two touchdowns.

And there were only a few off-target tosses by the Sooner signal caller, the biggest of which was an interception on a second-and-12 play early in the fourth quarter that allowed Cincy to cut the deficit to just two at 24-22.

"I [had] one pick in the fourth quarter, which hurt us really bad and could have cost us the game," Jones said. "But fortunately it didn't."

Other than that, he was efficient throughout.

"I thought Landry Jones, outside of the one play, had a great, you know, great night, competed well," said OU head coach Bob Stoops.

At intermission, Jones had already racked up 251 passing yards and was 25-for-34.

His stats could have even been better, but Jones was a victim of some unfortunate plays.

"We had some dropped balls, had a dropped touchdown," Stoops said.

Overall though, this was a good one to return home with.

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