Five Best Games in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam Series

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Dec 6, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Alex Ross (28) is tackled 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. 1 – Oklahoma 47, Oklahoma State 41, Nov. 27, 2010

No Bedlam game in the Big 12 era featured a more thrilling finish than the one that took place on Nov. 27, 2010 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

Oklahoma came into this game with a seven-game Bedlam winning streak and led by seven at halftime, 24-17, but Oklahoma State came back to tie the game at 24 after three quarters. That’s when things really got turned up.

Over the final 15 minutes, 40 combined points were scored by the two teams, 28 of those were scored in the span of just a minute and a half. The Sooners struck first in the frantic fourth quarter, getting three field goals by Jimmy Stevens to open up a nine-point advantage at 33-24

Oklahoma State responded on a touchdown pass from Brandon Weeden to Justin Blackmon, narrowing the Sooner lead to two points. That was followed by an 86-yard scoring pass from OU’s Landry Jones to Cam Kenney, and then an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert.

With the Sooners holding on to a precarious two-point lead with time running out in the game, OU’s Jones again connected on a long touchdown strike, hitting tight end James Hanna in stride streaking down the sidelines. Hanna took it 76 yards to paydirt, extending the Oklahoma lead to nine points.

Twenty points scored in 92 seconds in a wild finishing salvo indicative of why they call this rivalry Bedlam.

Oklahoma State added a late field goal and then attempted an on-side kick that was successfully covered by Oklahoma. The Sooners ran out what little time was left on the game clock, preserving their eighth consecutive Bedlam win over the Cowboys.

Landry Jones completed 37 of 62 passes for 486 yards and the Sooners added another 102 yards on the ground in outgaining Oklahoma State by over 200 yards in the game.

The victory also advanced OU into the Big 12 Championship, where they played and defeated Nebraska in what became the final conference championship game in football. When the Big 12 was reduced to 1o teams beginning in the 2011 season, the championship game in football was discontinued.