Oklahoma football: Bedlam score predictions/game breakdown

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 28 : Running back Samaje Perine
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The Sooners and Cowboys are gearing up for Bedlam in Norman. Oklahoma football is coming off a baffling 23-20 loss to West Virginia, where they left plenty of opportunities on the board. Now, the Sooners are fighting for a bowl spot, and they have a chance to accomplish that tonight. Oklahoma is a 7-point favorite against Oklahoma State. Here’s our score predictions/game breakdown from the StorminInNorman crew:

Connor Pasby

Score: OU 30 – Ok State 34

I think this Bedlam matchup has a chance to be another classic in Norman, but it won’t go in OU’s favor. We expect to see quarterback Spencer Sanders starting for the Cowboys, which is why I”m leaning towards Oklahoma State. Defensively, the Sooners have a tendency to wear down and get tired as the game goes on, and I see that happening tonight.

Offensively, you’ll see a much better performance than a week ago against West Virginia. It’s an Oklahoma State defense that has been struggling, but the Cowboys will get stops late. I see this Bedlam game going back and forth, but it’ll come down to Oklahoma’s defense getting 3rd Down stops. How many? Not enough.

Timothy Bailey

Score: OU 31 – Ok State 28

Which Oklahoma team will show up? If It’s the good one they should be able to pull out a much needed victory over their rivals. If it doesn’t happen tonight, bowl eligibility will be on the line in Lubbock next week.

Chip Rouse

Score: Oklahoma 42 – Ok State 34

For just the third time since 2000, Oklahoma goes into the Bedlam game with No. 24 Oklahoma State outside of the top-25 national rankings. In both instances, the game was in Norman, and the Sooners prevailed both times (42-14 in 2005 and 27-0 in 2009 against then 11th-ranked Oklahoma State). Both teams have had a difficult past two weeks, and both have suffered humiliating defeats this season (OU 49-0 to Texas and OSU 48-0 to Kanas State). OU needs one more win to become bowl eligible, and the Sooners should be hungrier than the Cowboys playing at home for the last time in 2022 on Senior Day.