Top Five Oklahoma Sooners Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

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4. Landry Jones (2009-2012)

Oct 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones (12) throws a pass in the third quarter against the Texas Longhorns during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Career Stats: 16,646 passing yards, 123 passing touchdowns, 63.6 pass completion percentage

Accomplishments: 2010 Fiest Bowl Champion, 2010 and 2012 Big 12 Champion, 2010 Sammy Baugh Trophy

While Landry was never a fan-favorite in Norman, he still holds plenty of school passing records and helped Oklahoma end its BCS bowl losing streak. The Sooners were upset before in the Fiesta Bowl, but Jones helped the Sooners rout the Connecticut Huskies to give OU its third of four BCS bowl wins in this era.

Jones, as polarizing as he was, holds the school records for most passing yards and passing touchdowns in a career, which will not be touched for a long time, if ever. Jones never lost to the Texas Longhorns as a starter and came up short of derailing the Horns’ title hopes in 2009 when he, a redshirt freshman at the time, was called in to the game after you-know-who went down.

Other than the 2010 Fiesta Bowl, Jones helped OU win a Sun Bowl his freshman season, as well as the Insight Bowl his junior year. While his career ended on a sour note, Jones still provided some good years for the Sooners. However, “good” does not meet OU’s standards, which is why Landry can not be listed any higher.