I am now starting to wind down by ongoing series of the contextualization of every pass attempt that new Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph made during his 2017 season Oklahoma State. With just a few games remaining to be contextualized, I thought those of you who have been following the series closely would like to have a different quarterback to compare Rudolph to. After long thought, I decided to contextualize the 2012 game between Oklahoma and West Virginia that featured Steelers current backup quarterback Landry Jones.
I chose this game because statistically, it was perhaps Jones’ best game of his final season at Oklahoma. In that 50-49 Oklahoma win Jones completed 38 of his 51 pass attempts for 554 yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception.
The play-by-play charting of every pass attempt in the table below includes data such as down, distance, line of scrimmage, quarter, time, and score in addition to other key data such as the player targeted and the direction and distance each pass was thrown. I am also including how many defensive players rushed on each play and if Jones used shotgun and play-action on a play.
As far as Jones’ deep pass attempts (16 yards or longer) in that game against West Virginia, he was 7-of-11 for 127 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. It should be noted, however, that on five of these deep pass attempts that Jones was flushed from the pocket. One of those attempts resulted in his lone interception of the game. One other deep incompletion against West Virginia was interceptable as well.
7 of Jones’ 51 pass attempts against West Virginia included the football being thrown at a player who was behind the line of scrimmage as part of a screen play or swing pass. All 7 of those passes were completions that resulted in 63 yards being gained.
As for Jones’ third down pass attempts against West Virginia, he was 9-of-12 for 106 yards and two touchdowns. 8 of those 12 attempts included the football being thrown either at the chains or beyond. 8 of his 9 third down completions wound up moving the chains and two of the incompletions were broken up by a defender.
Inside the red zone against West Virginia, Jones was 9-of-10 passing for 59 yards with 5 touchdowns. His final red zone attempt, a completion for a touchdown, came on 4th down with the game on the line.
291 of Jones’ passing yards against West Virginia came after the catch. His average intended air yards was 8.80 and his average completed air yards was 7.53.
In total, Jones had two incompletions that were inteceptable while two others were charted as being drops.
If I get some time, I might try to do another 2012 game of Jones’.
Landry Jones’ 2012 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – West Virginia)
|1||14:36||0-0||1||10||OKLA 37||I||0||K.Stills||SM||5||0||Y||4||MOF interceptable|
|1||14:31||0-0||2||10||OKLA 37||I||0||K.Stills||SWL||6||0||Y||Y||4||Very low throw left|
|1||14:26||0-0||3||15||OKLA 32||C||16||K.Stills||DM||16||0||Y||3||On the move right back to MOF|
|1||14:13||0-0||1||10||OKLA 48||C||6||J.Saunders||SM||-3||9||Y||3||RB screen to left|
|1||13:29||0-0||3||5||WVU 47||C||25||B.Clay||DWR||25||0||Y||5||Flushed right back foot throw sideline|
|1||13:19||0-0||1||10||WVU 22||C||0||J.Saunders||SIL||-4||4||Y||3||WR screen left behind|
|1||12:40||0-0||2||10||WVU 22||C||6||T.Millard||SIR||-4||10||Y||4||Dump-off FB right|
|1||11:05||0-0||3||3||WVU 4||C||4||T.Millard||SIR||6||-2||Y||4||TE sit-down TD in EZ|
|1||8:07||7-0||1||10||WVU 33||C||8||K.Stills||SWL||9||-1||Y||4||Out route left side|
|1||6:57||7-0||3||6||WVU 29||C||15||D.Williams||SIR||0||15||Y||4||RB option route right|
|1||5:46||7-0||2||13||WVU 17||I||0||J.Brown||SM||15||0||Y||4||Skinny post MOF in hands PBU|
|1||5:41||7-0||3||13||WVU 17||C||2||D.Williams||SM||2||0||Y||3||RB drag short MOF|
|1||1:28||10-3||1||10||OKLA 25||C||18||T.Metoyer||SIL||5||13||Y||3||Short left|
|1||0:24||10-3||2||17||OKLA 36||C||5||S.Shepard||SM||2||3||Y||4||Short MOF crosser from right|
|2||15:00||10-3||3||12||OKLA 41||I||0||D.Neal||DIR||24||0||Y||5||Miscommunication deep right|
|2||9:53||10-10||1||10||OKLA 24||I||0||B.Clay||SWL||0||0||Y||4||Swing pass left to RB dropped|
|2||9:50||10-10||2||10||OKLA 24||C||76||J.Saunders||SM||6||70||Y||4||Sit down to WR MOF TD|
|2||8:15||17-10||2||21||OKLA 13||C||35||D.Williams||SIL||-3||38||Y||4||RB screen to left|
|2||7:05||17-10||2||5||WVU 30||C||10||K.Stills||SIL||10||0||Y||4||Curl left side|
|2||5:51||17-10||2||8||WVU 18||C||14||K.Stills||SWL||13||1||Y||3||Out route left side|
|2||5:19||17-10||1||G||WVU 4||C||4||K.Stills||SWL||8||-4||Y||4||Fade to left EZ TD|
|2||3:02||24-17||2||9||OKLA 26||C||10||K.Stills||SIL||4||6||Y||3||Short left|
|2||2:49||24-17||1||10||OKLA 36||C||16||J.Brown||DWR||16||0||Y||5||Flushed right on move right sideline|
|2||0:29||31-17||2||10||WVU 20||I||0||J.Brown||SWR||2||0||Y||3||Flushed right low throw sideline|
|2||0:24||31-17||3||10||WVU 20||I||0||B.Clay||SM||3||0||Y||3||RB option route MOF PBU|
|3||13:35||31-24||2||9||OKLA 21||C||52||S.Shepard||SWR||0||52||Y||4||Short out right side|
|3||12:55||31-24||1||10||WVU 27||C||19||J.Brown||SIR||15||4||Y||5||Skinny slant right MOF|
|3||12:01||31-24||1||G||WVU 11||C||11||K.Stills||DWL||16||-5||Y||5||EZ throw left TD double move|
|3||5:32||38-30||1||10||OKLA 30||C||12||J.Saunders||SIR||10||2||3||Low short out route right side|
|3||4:52||38-30||2||9||OKLA 43||C||8||J.Brown||SIR||9||-1||Y||4||Curl right side|
|3||2:46||38-30||2||12||WVU 48||I||0||J.Brown||SIR||15||0||Y||4||Slant right side too high|
|3||2:42||38-30||3||12||WVU 48||I||0||J.Saunders||DM||16||0||Y||4||MOF seam feet tangled PBU|
|3||0:45||38-30||1||10||OKLA 15||C||11||J.Saunders||SIL||4||7||Y||Y||4||Quick sit-down left behind WR|
|3||0:15||38-30||1||10||OKLA 26||I||0||B.Clay||SIR||3||0||Y||5||Flushed right RB dump-off dropped|
|3||0:11||38-30||2||10||OKLA 26||I||0||J.Saunders||SM||6||0||Y||4||MOF sit-down to WR off target|
|3||0:06||38-30||3||15||OKLA 21||C||19||J.Saunders||SIR||14||5||Y||3||Out option route from slot to right|
|4||14:25||38-30||2||10||OKLA 40||C||1||D.Williams||SIL||-1||2||Y||3||Swing route flat to RB left side|
|4||13:45||38-30||3||9||OKLA 41||C||11||S.Shepard||SWR||10||1||Y||4||Out route right side behind WR|
|4||13:32||38-30||1||10||WVU 48||IN||0||K.Stills||DIL||45||0||Y||4||Flushed left threw hanger for INT|
|4||10:08||38-36||3||3||OKLA 34||C||7||T.Millard||SIL||6||1||Y||5||Swing pass RB to left|
|4||9:03||38-36||2||4||OKLA 47||C||-1||J.Saunders||SIR||-5||4||Y||4||WR screen right side|
|4||7:05||38-43||1||10||OKLA 21||C||16||D.Williams||SIR||-3||19||Y||4||RB screen to right|
|4||6:40||38-43||1||10||OKLA 37||I||0||J.Saunders||DM||23||0||Y||3||Deep seam in traffic interceptable|
|4||6:35||38-43||2||10||OKLA 37||C||29||S.Shepard||DM||28||1||Y||4||Deep MOF post on money|
|4||6:06||38-43||1||10||WVU 34||C||23||J.Brown||DWR||19||4||Y||4||Flushed right strike to sideline|
|4||5:35||38-43||1||10||WVU 11||C||2||D.Williams||SWR||0||2||Y||5||Swing pass to RB on right|
|4||4:16||38-43||3||6||WVU 7||C||7||K.Stills||DM||16||-9||Y||3||MOF wide-open back of EZ TD|
|4||2:41||44-49||1||10||OKLA 46||C||6||K.Stills||SIL||4||2||Y||4||Curl route left side|
|4||2:14||44-49||2||4||WVU 48||C||36||J.Brown||SIR||5||31||Y||4||Short slant right side|
|4||0:58||44-49||2||12||WVU 14||C||10||J.Brown||SM||3||7||Y||5||Short MOF underneath crosser|
|4||0:27||44-49||4||3||WVU 5||C||5||K.Stills||SIL||5||0||Y||4||Quick slant left at GL TD|