Booker High graduate Ricky Jones Jr., a fifth-year senior wide receiver for Indiana University, helped the Hoosiers move a game above .500 with five receptions for 65 yards, including a first-quarter touchdown, and a crucial offensive fumble recovery in Saturday’s 33-27 victory at Rutgers.
Jones’ 36-yard touchdown grab was a spectacular play, which is difficult to describe with mere words. Here is the video via YouTube:
Big Ten Network senior writer Tom Dienhart named the play the best in a week that saw all 14 conference teams in action. “Not only did Jones break a tackle right after hauling in the Richard Lagow pass, he managed to avoid having a knee touch the turf, before regathering himself and racing by the Scarlet Knights for the go-ahead touchdown,” Dienhart wrote. “Sweet stuff.”
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Jones has 40 receptions for 681 yards and two touchdowns this season. He currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in yards per game and eighth in receptions per game.
Indiana (5-4, 3-3 in Big Ten play) will play host to Penn State and visit Michigan the next two weeks before finishing the regular season on Nov. 26 against visiting Purdue.