Five Best Games in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam Series

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Dec 6, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) is tackled after a catch by Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Larry Stephens (20) during the first quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4 – Oklahoma 52, Oklahoma State 9, Nov. 1, 2003

Oklahoma State had won the previous two games in this rivalry series and were ranked No. 14 in the nation as the Cowboys traveled to Norman in the 2003 season to take on Bob Stoops and the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. This was the first time since 1988 that both teams were nationally ranked coming into the game.

Les Miles was in his third season as the Cowboys’ head coach and was making all kinds of noise coming into this game that his Oklahoma State team was going to take down the high-flying OU offensive juggernaut.

Miles was quoted as saying during the week leading up to the game that Oklahoma was the nation’s best team, “so we are told.” This obviously got the attention of the Oklahoma players and coaching staff, particularly with the Cowboys coming to the Sooners’ house.

Oklahoma went too work early letting Miles and the Cowboys know that everything they had been told about the Sooners was true, OU built a 24-3 lead at halftime, and continued pouring it on after the half, putting up 28 more points in the second half en route to a 52-9 beatdown of its in-state rival.

The Sooner defense was dominant throughout the game. Late into the third quarter, Oklahoma State had more penalty yards (58) than yards of offense (47).

OU quarterback Jason White threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in the game.

Oklahoma State entered the contest averaging 461 yards of offense per game, but the Sooner defense locked down the Cowboys in this one, yielding just 161 total yards, a season-low for OSU.

Next: No. 3 - Oklahoma 27, Oklahoma State 0, Nov. 28, 2009