Spring Game: Offensive Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated grades out the different offensive units in Saturday's Red-White Game.

Quarterbacks: B

Landry Jones didn't have his best performance, but he was without star receiver Ryan Broyles and had more limited options than usual due to injuries. In his limited time, Jones finished 6-for-11 for 40 yards and threw an interception that tipped of wide receiver Trey Franks' hands. The most impressive performance of the day from a Sooner signal caller was that of backup Drew Allen, who solidified his spot as the No. 2 guy. Allen just threw for 179 yards, completing 16-of-29 passes, including a touchdown and an INT. Blake Bell wasn't near as impressive, going just 11-for-24 while passing for 67 yards as well as a touchdown and a pick.

Running backs: B

For a game that featured much fewer of OU's receiving stars as normal, the backs didn't quite explode, outside of Dominique Whaley and Brennan Clay. Whaley finished with 10 carries for 65 yards, while Clay had 59 yards and a touchdown on 12 rushes. Other than those guys, though, not much happened on the ground. Jonathan Miller, Roy Finch and Brandon Williams combined for only 49 yards on 17 carries. It was a decent performance collectively, but certainly not overly impressive.

Wide receivers/tight ends: A-

Aside from the occasional dropped ball here and there, two by James Hanna and one by Jaz Reynolds on a deep pass, this unit really had a nice day. DeJuan Miller and Trey Franks had the most complete days, as Dejuan had six receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown, while Franks finished with seven catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Reynolds led all receivers in yardage with his 67 on four receptions. Other producers were Austin Haywood (2-33), Hanna (3-23), Kenny Stills (3-23), Finch (2-11), Jonathan Miller (2-7) and Whaley (1-3).

Offensive line: A

As much as it can, this group has really solidified itself as one that can be very strong in 2011. The O-line only allowed a pair of sacks on the day, one of which came on the very first drive of the game. Defensive tackle Casey Walker had that one, and cornerback Gabe Lynn later tallied one. Aside from that, there was decent protection all day for whoever was at quarterback.

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