Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Landry Jones October season

Landry Jones threw for 2,072 yards in October, completing 148 of 233 passes for 21 TDs, and an NCAA efficiency rating of 163.7. If that month were a season, here’s where it would rank in the OU passing records:
  • Yards – 13th, just ahead of Rhett Bomar’s freshman season and just behind Cale Gundy’s senior season
  • Completions and Attempts – 16th, just ahead of Cale Gundy’s junior season
  • TDs – 11th, just ahead of Josh Heupel’s national championship senior season
  • Efficiency rating – 3rd, beating out Jason White’s Heisman campaign and trailing Sam Bradford’s two healthy seasons as a starter. 
This during a month where a QB that used to struggle away from Norman played three of the five games outside of the state.

Also during the month, Landry managed to overtake current Sooner coaches and former OU QBs Cale Gundy and Josh Heupel with most interceptions thrown in a career. Landry current has 35, and passed Cale's 32 and Josh's 31. 
With a good finish to this season, Landry could break the OU season passing yards record of 4,720 set by Sam Bradford in 2008. As a frame of reference to show you how far we've come as a passing school, in the three years of the Blake era, we passed for a combined 4,754 yards.

My, how times have changed.

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