Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Oklahoma awards tracker: Week 8
By Brandon Chatmon
QB Landry Jones, Sr: Walter Camp, Manning, Maxwell
For the third straight game, Jones played like an elite quarterback going 19-of-28 for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns. He has 1 interception in the past three games.
Season stats: 133-of-212 for 1,644 yards, 12 TD, 3 INT
RB Dominique Whaley, Sr: Maxwell
The Sooners ran the ball 18 times against Kansas but Whaley didn’t touch the football.
Season stats: 38 carries for 241 yards, TD
WR Kenny Stills, Jr: Walter Camp, Maxwell
Stills set the tone with a 44-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter against Kansas. With the addition of Jalen Saunders, he has moved outside at times to provide an explosive option for Jones.
Season stats: 38 receptions for 471 yards, 4 TDs
LB Tom Wort, Jr: Butkus, Nagurski
For the second straight week, Wort forced a fumble. He finished second on the team with 7 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack against the Jayhawks.
Season stats: 26 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 forced fumbles, 1 sack, 1 pass defensed
LB Corey Nelson, Jr: Lombardi
Nelson had 4 tackles against the Jayhawks.
Season stats: 23 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 pass breakup, 2 quarterback hurries
C Gabe Ikard, Jr: Lombardi, Outland
OU scored 52 points and 397 total yards of offense against Kansas. Without a superb job of pass blocking from the offensive line, the Sooners wouldn’t have been as explosive. And Ikard is the anchor of it all.
Season stats: OU is averaging 44.7 points and 488.2 yards including 6.9 yards per play through six games this season behind its offensive front.
S Tony Jefferson, Jr: Walter Camp, Nagurski, Bednarik, Thorpe
The junior was all over the field with 8 first-quarter tackles before finishing with 11 tackles including 7 solo stops.
Season stats: 48 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 1 pass breakup
CB Demontre Hurst, Sr: Nagurski, Bednarik
Hurst, who had 4 tackles against KU, has held up admirably at the cornerback opposite Aaron Colvin. He has been tested and responds well.
Season stats: 22 tackles, 2 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery
PK Michael Hunnicutt, So: Groza
Hunnicutt made his lone field-goal attempt, a 37-yarder on the Sooners first series. He averaged 62.3 yards per kickoff with 1 touchback against KU.
Season stats: 8-of-9 on field goals, 32-of-34 on PATs, 56 points scored