Friday, December 14, 2012
Top 5 moments: Landry audibles to Stills
By Jake Trotter
SoonerNation is counting down the top five moments of Oklahoma’s 2012 season this week.
Play No. 1
On fourth down in the final seconds in Morgantown, Landry Jones gave wideout Kenny Stills a quick look. Then Jones slyly shook his hand.
Kenny Stills had four touchdown catches vs. West Virginia.
In his luminous four-year career full of wins and record stats, Jones had never led the Sooners on a game-winning, fourth-quarter touchdown drive. But there Jones was, in maybe the biggest moment of his career, changing the play.
"As a competitor, you want these moments in your life," Jones would say. "When it's all on the line and the ball is in your hands."
After calling the audible, Jones flung a pass right into Stills' chest for the 5-yard touchdown with 24 seconds remaining. The score proved to be the game-winner, as OU prevailed in its first trip to West Virginia, 50-49.
"That was all him," Stills said after the game. "He changed the play. People continue to doubt him. He just continues to add to on to his legacy."
The touchdown to Stills capped one of the greatest performances by a QB in OU history. In fact, Jones broke his own school record with 554 passing yards and six touchdowns, completing 38 of 51 passes. His last completion will be one OU fans remember for awhile.
“My proudest moment as a coach,” Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “For Landry to do what he does on the fourth down, with everything on the line, to check in the one-on-one -- it just speaks to what kind of competitor he is. Embodies everything about him.”