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Emory Jones Named Big 12 Offensive Player and Newcomer of the week

Following Saturday's 66-13 win over Eastern Kentucky, Emory Jones mentioned that for the first time in a long time, he entered a stadium and game with nerves.

Jones went out and completed his first 7 passes, including a 49 yard touchdown strike to former Florida teammate Xzavier Henderson on 4th and 5 on the first drive of the game.

Jones led all Big 12 players with seven total touchdowns, which is three more than any other player. He set a Cincinnati record for single-game TD responsibility and passed or ran for a score on UC's first six possessions.

By halftime, the senior QB had passed for his second career 300-yard game and four TDs. He finished the game with 371 yards of total offense (345 passing and 26 rushing).

Next up for Jones and Cincinnati is a road trip to a familiar foe, Pittsburgh. Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm at Acrisure Stadium.

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