Five Best Games in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam Series

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Dec 6, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners tight end Blake Bell (10) runs with the ball while being pursued by Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Jordan Sterns (13) during the first quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 – Oklahoma 33, Oklahoma State 24,  Dec. 7, 2013

Both teams were ranked headed into this Bedlam bash being played in Stillwater, but there was much more at stake in this game for 6th-ranked Oklahoma State, who could secure their second Big 12 championship in three seasons with a win over No. 17 Oklahoma.

OSU jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but the Sooners came back to tie it on a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jalen Saunders. Both teams added second-quarter field goals as the game went to halftime tied at 10. Although the score was tied at halftime, you would not know it looking at the first-half stats. At one point in the second quarter, Oklahoma State had outgained Oklahoma 202-68.

The Cowboys went back out in front in the third quarter 17-10, but late in the same quarter, the Sooners executed a fake field-goal attempt, with kicker Michael Hunnicutt catching an 8-yard TD pass from holder Grant Bothun to pull Oklahoma even at 17-all heading to the final quarter.

Oklahoma State fell behind for the first time in the game, 20-17, when Hunnicutt hit a 39-yard field goal. Not to be denied, the Cowboys responded with an 89-yard scoring drive of their own and what appeared to be the winning score, capped by a touchdown run by Desmond Roland, his third of the game, with just under two minutes.

The Sooners took possession on their own 34-yard line. Sooner quarterback Blake Bell, who had taken over for the injured Trevor Knight and backup Kendal Thompson in the second half, efficiently marched OU down the field. The Sooners skirted near disaster when Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert just missed picking off a pass by Bell deep in Oklahoma State territory.

Five plays later, on a 4th-and-goal play, Bell found Saunders in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass that virtually sealed the upset victory for the Sooners.

The Cowboys did have a final opportunity on the ensuing kickoff with the clock running down, but OU’s Eric Striker picked up a fumble on a dropped lateral on the kickoff return and brought it back the other way for a game-ending score. That topped off the OU win, giving the Sooners the final nine-point margin of victory in another epic Bedlam battle.