NORMAN, Okla. -- As he waited for his postgame TV interview, Landry Jones turned to the booming Owen Field crowd and pumped his fist. When he finished, Jones threw his game towel into the stands, then ran down the sideline, slapping hands with fans on his way to the locker room.
Back in the spring, Jones said he came back to Oklahoma to capture the national championship and win the Heisman Trophy. Neither of those things will happen. But after trailing Oklahoma State the entirety of Saturday afternoon, Jones led Oklahoma on another do-or-die, fourth-quarter touchdown drive to send the game to overtime, where the Sooners prevailed 51-48 on Brennan Clay's 18-yard scoring scamper to reclaim in-state supremacy.
What a way for Jones to go out in his final game in Norman. What a way for the Sooners to close out a season that was teetering on the edge of calamity while setting the stage for next year.
"No better way," Jones said. "No better way to go out."