The Norman Transcript

November 19, 2012

Shinn at 3 p.m.: Saturday performance lands Jones player of the week

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A pretty long drought ended on Monday. After 12 weeks of football, Oklahoma finally has a Big 12 Conference player of the week.

Landry Jones led the Sooners to a 50-49 comeback victory at West Virginia on Saturday with a school-record 554 passing yards.

He held the previous record of 505 set against Kansas State in 2011. The senior's six touchdown passes tied a school record he set against Tulsa in 2009. Jones threw the game-winning touchdown to Kenny Stills on fourth down with 0:24 remaining.

He is now fifth in NCAA history and second in Big 12 annals in career total offense with 15,262 yards. Jones has 117 passing touchdowns for sixth all-time in the NCAA and second in the Big 12. He has thrown for 3,245 yards this season, becoming just the third QB in FBS history with 3,000 passing yards in four different seasons, joining Kellen Moore (Boise State) and Timmy Chang (Hawaii).