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QB Landry Jones, Sr: Walter Camp, Manning, Maxwell
Jones played one of the worst games of his career with two costly turnovers in the Sooners’ 29-14 loss to Kansas State.
Season stats: 68-for-107 for 772 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT
RB Dominique Whaley, Sr: Maxwell
Whaley showed flashes of his 2011 form with nine carries for 51 yards (5.7 yards per carry) against the Wildcats.
Season stats: 30 carries for 168 yards, 1 TD
WR Kenny Stills, Jr: Walter Camp, Maxwell
Stills was solid against K-State with six receptions for 60 yards as it is becoming clear he is Jones’ favorite target. While he didn’t have a game-changing play Saturday, he has made a smooth transition to the slot for OU.
Season stats: 22 receptions for 301 yards, 2 TDs
LB Tom Wort, Jr: Butkus, Nagurski
Going against the power-running Wildcats, Wort finished with four tackles. However, the Sooners' game plan was to have their safeties more involved in run defense, which was part of the reason Wort was tied for sixth on the squad in tackles against KSU.
Season stats: 16 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 pass breakup, 1 pass defensed
LB Corey Nelson, Jr: Lombardi
Nelson was solid against FAMU, finishing with three tackles in limited action.
Season stats: 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 pass breakup, 1 pass defensed, 1 quarterback hurry
C Gabe Ikard, Jr: Lombardi, Outland
The Sooners were sub-par running the ball against KSU, averaging 3.3 yards per carry. As the anchor of the offensive line, Ikard has to take his share of the blame. He readily admitted his unit needs to be better after the loss.
Season stats: OU is averaging 214 rushing yards per game and 491.7 yards of total offense per outing, thanks in large part to its offensive front, but the Sooners have allowed seven sacks in three games.
S Tony Jefferson, Jr: Walter Camp, Nagurski, Bednarik, Thorpe
Playing on a bum ankle, Jefferson played like an All-America candidate, finishing with a career-high 14 tackles including one tackle for loss.
Season stats: 25 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 pass breakup, 1 pass defensed
CB Demontre Hurst, Sr: Nagurski, Bednarik
Hurst was solid in the game and was rarely challenged against KSU. His coverage helped allow the safeties to finish 1-2 in tackles.
Season stats: 11 tackles, 2 pass breakups, 2 passes defensed
PK Michael Hunnicutt, So: Groza
Hunnicutt hit field goals of 34 and 28 yards and made his lone extra point attempt.
Season stats: 3-of-4 on field goals, 13-for-14 on PATs, 22 points scored
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