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The show down between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 5 Florida State will tell us tons about Landry Jones—almost as much as it will tell us about his counterpart, EJ Manuel.
Both teams are fighting for poll points early on in 2011, and while this game isn't necessarily a BCS elimination game, it may be a BCS Championship elimination game for both squads.
Landry Jones has only played one game thus far in 2011, but what a game it was. Jones threw for 375 yards and a touchdown in a 47-14 drubbing of Tulsa in week one.
So much for OU's history of slow starts!
A win tonight against No. 5 Florida State will not only confirm Oklahoma's status as the top team in the land, it could jump-start Jones's 2011 Heisman campaign.
For EJ Manuel, tonight's game has even more meaning than for Jones.
The Seminoles have been the recipient of a lot of talk this fall, and tonight is the first opportunity for Florida State to put up or shut up.
EJ Manuel has been solid in his first two games of 2011. Manuel is averaging 290.5 yards per game, and has six passing touchdowns already this season. He's also completing two out of every three passes he throws.
Manuel will need to continue to produce those steady numbers, and will even need to add a little something extra for the 'Noles to come out on top of the Sooners tonight.
If he does, his Heisman chances take a big leap forward. If he doesn't, it may signal the end of his 2011 Heisman chances.