Five Best Games in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam Series

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Dec 6, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (32) runs for a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 – Oklahoma State 16, Oklahoma 13, Nov. 24, 2001

Defending national champion Oklahoma was on threshold of returning to national championship game for a second-straight season, but in-state rival stood in the Sooners path. OU took a slim 13-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

To that point, the Sooners had pushed across a touchdown in the second quarter and added two field goals from Tim Duncan to account for all the Oklahoma scoring.

Oklahoma State climbed to within four points, at 13-9, midway through the final quarter in the regular-season finale for both teams. The 3-7 Cowboys, who entered the game with only one conference win, had given up over 400 yards of offense to its opponents in the previous several games that season, but they brought their “A” defensive game to this Bedlam battle as the Sooners struggled to get anything going all day long.

With 1:36 remaining in the game, OSU freshman quarterback Josh Fields connected with wide receiver Rashaun Woods on a 14-yard touchdown pass to put the Cowboys up 16-13, and that proved to be the deciding margin.

The Sooners had one more possession to try to avoid the upset to the 27-point underdog Cowboys, but OU quarterback Nate Hybl threw an interception with 16 seconds left in the game, ending Oklahoma’s national championship hopes and breaking OU’s 19-game home winning streak.

The Sooners ended the 2001 regular season with a record of 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the Big 12.

Oklahoma ended this game with 0 yards rushing and a reminder that season records and past performances mean nothing when Bedlam rolls around on the calendar.

Next: No. 4 - Oklahoma 52, Oklahoma State 9, Nov. 1, 2003