QB Jones not good under duress vs. KSU 

September, 28, 2012
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has come under fire this week after two turnovers in the Sooners’ 24-19 loss to Kansas State on Saturday. While Jones entered the season as a Heisman Trophy contender and driving force behind the Sooners' favorite status in Big 12 preseason polls, he didn’t play like an elite quarterback against the Wildcats.

Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, SoonerNation was able to take a closer look at Jones' performance this season.

Jones' numbers against K-State are particularly interesting, because the Wildcats were the first test of the season for the fifth-year senior. Clearly he needs to handle defensive pressure better: Jones was 4 of 10 for 39 yards with one interception and one fumble when under duress, including five off-target passes resulting in incompletions. Without duress, he was 24 of 33 for 259 yards and one touchdown.

While OU’s pass protection was not terrible, the Wildcats got to Jones enough to make him uncomfortable, despite rushing four or fewer defenders on 43 of his 45 attempts.

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