- Brandon Chatmon, ESPN Staff Writer
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Each week, SoonerNation will update how Oklahoma players mentioned on preseason award watch lists fared in their most recent game. Here is what transpired in the game against Florida A&M:
QB Landry Jones, Sr: Walter Camp, Manning, Maxwell
Jones found a good rhythm against Florida A&M, passing for 252 yards and two touchdowns but had one bad interception when he tried to force the ball.
RB Dominique Whaley, Sr: Maxwell
Whaley hasn’t looked like his old self with fumbles in back-to-back weeks as he looks to return to form following his season-ending injury in 2011. Fellow running back Damien Williams has stole the show with 259 rushing yards and five touchdowns in two games.
WR Kenny Stills, Jr: Walter Camp, Maxwell
Stills continues to take his game to another level as a junior. He had 10 receptions for 120 yards and one touchdown against FAMU and showed improved physicality and competitiveness.
LB Tom Wort, Jr: Butkus, Nagurski
Wort was solid for the second straight week with five tackles, including one tackle for loss, against FAMU. His 12 tackles are tied for the team lead with safety Javon Harris.
LB Corey Nelson, Jr: Lombardi
Nelson was solid against FAMU, finishing with three tackles in limited action.
C Gabe Ikard, Jr: Lombardi, Outland
Ikard continues to be the foundation of an offensive line that paved the way for 349 yards and eight rushing touchdowns against FAMU. OU averaged 8.5 yards per carry against the Rattlers.
S Tony Jefferson, Jr: Walter Camp, Nagurski, Bednarik, Thorpe
Jefferson left the game early with an ankle injury but recorded one tackle before leaving the game.
CB Demontre Hurst, Sr: Nagurski, Bednarik
Hurst gave up a long touchdown but was solid outside of that play. He was one of the key reasons the Rattlers had just 174 passing yards.
PK Michael Hunnicutt, So: Groza
Hunnicutt was 9 of 10 on extra points, missing one PAT against FAMU.