The Bedlam math-up between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys has been played for 108 years. On Saturday it gave true meaning to the word Bedlam: it went into OT for the first time in series history. The Sooners were never ahead in regulation play, but finally took the lead and sealed the deal in the last play of the game, winning 51-48.
Sooners QB Landry Jones had another record-breaking day, throwing for over 500+ yards for the second week in a row. He also became the first QB in FBS to throw for over 3000 yards and have 26 touchdowns in 4-years. Jones also broke a school record of passes attempted in a game with 41-71 and one interception.
The Pokes took an early lead of 14-3 after the never-ending first quarter which lasted almost an hour. The crowd at Owen Field was almost all the way out of the game, but nobody moved from their seats. The Sooners came back to tie it up going into half time and the second half was a boat race of scoring.
After an 81-yard kickoff return by Jalen Saunders, the Sooners regained momentum and the crowd was 250% back into the game. The Sooner had the ball with about 6 minutes left on the clock and were trailing, 45-38. Jones calmly led the team down the field and controlled the clock almost like he knew what was going to happen. With seconds left in regulation, the Sooners brought on the Belldozer, and scored a 4-yard touchdown to tie things up.
In overtime, the Sooner defense finally stepped up and held the Cowboys to only a field goal. The Sooners came out and did what they needed to do in order to win the game, a 18-yard touchdown from Jones to Brennan Clay sealed it up and the rest goes into Bedlam history.
Despite the final score in regulation, the Sooners had a much better game statistically than the Cowboys in every category except rushing yards:
You’d think the score would reflect a bigger win by the Sooners just looking at it, but the Oklahoma State defense stepped up. The Sooner defense had some problems with the run again for the third week in a row. They have one more game left in regular season against the TCU Horned Frogs.
I’ve seen a lot of Bedlam games and this one had many firsts. I’m glad this is one I got to witness it first-hand.