After throwing for 554 yards and six touchdowns in a last minute win over West Virginia, Oklahoma Senior Quarterback Landry Jones was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the week.
OU's Landry Jones believes that individual awards are actually team awards
"In football, yes there are individual accolades and all these things,” said Jones. “But, typically every year the Heisman Trophy winner, [over] the past couple of years, has gone to a National Championship or has been on a really successful team. With all individual accolades there is team success that comes along with it."
Jones capped off his record setting night by hitting wide receiver Kenny Stills with a five yard touchdown pass with :21 remaining to give the Sooners the win over the Mountaineer. “The Play,” as it is sure to be known, was an audible checked at the line of scrimmage.
"That was something that we kind of saw right there,” said Jones. “Me and Kenny were on the same page and I signaled him a route, to run a slant route across that guys face, and he did a good job.
"I think that was probably one of the best games I've played in my college career for sure since I have been at Oklahoma. It was one of those games where we just really played well and the offense played well. We did a lot of good things in the passing game and I am just really blessed to finish it out like that."
With Oklahoma pulling out the win over West Virginia and Kansas State losing to Baylor, the Sooners are still in the thick of the Big 12 conference race.
"It is good news for us,” said Jones. “Now it is kind of out of our hands, but that would be huge for our program if we are able to sneak in there and get one this year. Some things have to happen for us for that to be a possibility. You never know what is going to happen in college football."
Now the Sooners turn their attention to this week and Bedlam. The Sooners host Oklahoma State on Saturday and will be thinking heavily of the beating they got from the Cowboys last year in Stillwater.
"It was more about how we played as a team,” said Jones. “They flat out beat us in every aspect. Usually we feel like we had some success in some part of the game, but last year they flat out beat us. It was tough being blown out like that on the road. Hopefully this year we will turn around and play a better game.
"You always want to be in a BCS game or you always want to be in the National Championship game. But sometimes in life things happen and you don't get the opportunity to play in those games. Last year we were fortunate enough to win our bowl game. Yes, we would have liked to compete in a National Championship and BCS bowl game."
The Sooners and Cowboys will kick off at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at Gaylord family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
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