Oklahoma football: Sooners survive Bedlam

In a game  overloaded with offense, it was an Oklahoma football defensive play that counted to survive Bedlam

Oklahoma rushed for 353 yards and added 349 yards passing in a 48-47 win over Oklahoma  State.

Oklahoma State drove down the field late with a nine-play, 71-yard drive capped by a 26-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Cornelius to Tylan Wallace, making the score 47-46 with less than two minutes on the clock.  Rather than kick the extra point and go for overtime, the Cowboys elected to attempt a two-point conversion.

The Sooners knocked down the two-point play to ensure a hard-fought Bedlam win.

Oklahoma kept its playoff hopes alive despite giving up 501-yard passing day to Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius.

Kennedy Brooks rushed for 165 yards and Trey Sermon added 124 on the ground to help pace Kyler Murray‘s 66 yards on the ground. Additionally, Marquise Brown returned to form with eight catches for 142 yards and one touchdown.

Murray was 21-for-29 with three touchdown passes which accounted for all of Oklahoma’s passing yards.

Oklahoma struggled to pull away from visiting Oklahoma State, matching the Cowboys score-for-score through most of the game.

Trey Sermon scored on a 1-yard plunge to give Oklahoma  a 7-0 lead, but in a trend that would continue through night.  The Pokes then answered back with a four-play, 75-yard drive capped off by  a Justice Hill touchdown run.

Both teams traded scores throughout the half, and The Sooners took a 34-28 lead into the locker room.

Oklahoma State struck first in the second half on a 2-yard touchdown run from Chuba Hubbard to take a 35-34 lead.

Oklahoma answered right back with an eight-play, 93-yard drive. Kennedy Brooks scored a 5-yard touchdown to make it 41-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Oklahoma State followed up by marching down the field on a 10-play, 75 yard drive to tie the game at 41-41, but missed the extra point.

The Sooners took a 48-41 lead with 3:29 to go in the game, leading to the dramatic last moments.

No. 6 Oklahoma has two games left – Kansas and West Virginia – in hopes of a College Football Playoff appearance.