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November 24, 2012

Jones turns in record performance in Bedlam victory

OU football notebook

NORMAN — Landry Jones’ final game at Owen Field was one where he re-wrote the record book. During the 51-48 overtime victory over Oklahoma State, Jones set several single-game and career marks.

Jones’ 46 completions were seven more than any OU quarterback has ever had in a game. His 500 passing yards marked the third time in his career and second straight game he’s thrown for at least 500.

Jones is now the Big 12’s all-time passing leader and is third in NCAA history in career passing yards with 16,124 yards. He also became the first player in FBS history to have 3,000-plus passing yards and 26 or more touchdown passes in each of his four seasons.

“What more do you want from a guy? He was fabulous out there tonight,” OU coach Bob Stoops said of his quarterback. “Threw the ball all over, threw it well, throwing bullets everywhere and you’re not seeing wobblers, you’re not seeing balls that are tough to catch; they’re in the right spots. The receivers did an excellent job, too, with them. Protection for the most part was really good, they got us a time or two but with a good team, that’s going to happen. But overall, Landry was great.”

 King wins Key Award, suffers injury

Senior defensive end David King was the recipient of the Don Key Award prior to the game. The award is named after Key, who as an All-Big 8 guard and potential All-American until cancer surgery ended his football career in 1981. Former coach Barry Switzer established the Don Key Award the following year. It goes to the player who best exemplifies the many superior qualities of Key, both on the field and in the classroom.

King, however, suffered a leg injury in the first quarter and did not return.

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