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Who said Jones can't win a road game?
On the first drive, the Oklahoma offense took over eight minutes off the clock in a march right down the field to score the first touchdown. Then the FSU defense stood up. From that time Oklahoma realized we were in an old-time dogfight.
As an aside, I will be interested to hear what the Coastal Carolina coach has to say about cats after being totally destroyed last night! It would seem he has a whole team of cats!
In the fourth quarter, the second team QB threw a pass on 3rd and 28 and two OU defenders misjudged the coverage. The receiver broke the defense open on one play and took it to the house.
Suddenly, the Sooners were tied with an FSU team that had their home field crowd rocking that stadium. This was what the Seminoles needed to do to pull off the upset. It appeared that this was the perfect time for Landry Jones to fold under the pressure.
But that did NOT happen!
Instead, Jones converted a third and twelve pass to Ryan Broyles to sustain the drive. He followed that with a pass to the end zone that allowed Kenny Stills to make a terrific catch to retake the lead.
The defense picked the ball at midfield and the game was on the line. A three-and-out would have meant the Seminoles had a chance to pull the game out as the clock wound down.
But that didn't happen either!
Instead, Jones put together a drive that chewed up the clock and gave Oklahoma a chip-shot FG for a two score lead that iced the game.
In my humble opinion, Landry Jones should NEVER have to answer the question again about whether he can win on the road. He did what it took to win when it looked like this was the opportunity to do otherwise. He was the field general that the No. 1 Sooners needed to win in a very difficult and rowdy road stadium and he willed the Oklahoma team to this victory.
Isn't that what a Heisman Trophy candidate needs to do?