Jones’ patience rewarded with big day #iufb

Injuries are to blame for Ricky Jones’ general absence from the box scores since he arrived on campus in 2012. With one big afternoon, Jones seemed to make up for lost time.

Jones, in his first start, caught six catches for 186 yards, and scored his first career touchdown on a 57-yard reception to start the second half.

“I’ve been waiting a long time for this, since freshman year,” Jones said. “I took the opportunity I had and felt like I converted on it, but I gotta bring it again next week.”

Jones, who entered the season with only four catches for 60 yards, essentially doubled his production from his first three seasons. The 5-foot-10 redshirt junior added a long reception of 71 yards in the fourth quarter, setting up Jordan Howard’s game-winning score.

Jones’ 186 yards rank ninth on Indiana’s single-game list and are the most since Cody Latimer had 189 against Illinois in 2013.

“Ricky did a good job,” IU quarterback Nate Sudfeld said. “I’ve been telling you guys Ricky’s back. He was looking really good his freshman year and had some injuries. He’s got confidence and swagger. It was good to see him make some big plays out there.”

2 comments

  1. Sudfeld to Jones was good on Saturday along with Cobbs and Paige but I wonder about some of the other receivers. It was good to see the TE involved but it would have been better if they caught more than pases in the flat. I know coaches have said they want to be more vertical it would be good to see more crossing routes [Jones had one crossing route catch]. I know the passing game will expand as the season goes along

  2. Howard and Jones are the headlines but Devonte Williams was 1 broken tackle away on a kickoff from the SEZ and was he pissed.

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