|Oklahoma Sooners||Oklahoma State Cowboys|
|Originated||1900 (track and field)
The Bedlam Series (officially known for sponsorship purposes as The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Bedlam Series) refers to the athletics rivalry between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys of the Big 12 Conference. Both schools were also members of the Big 8 Conference before the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, and both were divisional rivals in the Big 12 South Division prior to 2011.
|Oklahoma State (4)||Oklahoma (9)|
The Bedlam Series is, like most other intrastate rivalries, a rivalry that goes beyond one or two sports. Both schools also have rivalries with other schools, though most of those rivalries are limited to one or two sports at the most. The rivalry is all the more intense since their games often decide the conference championship.
While the football and basketball games stand today as the marquee events in the Bedlam Series, the term "Bedlam" actually began with the rivalry between the schools' prestigious wrestling programs, more particularly the raucous crowds that attended the matches held at Oklahoma State's Gallagher-Iba Arena.
When the Bedlam Series gained Ford and the Bank of Oklahoma as corporate sponsors, the series became much more formalized. A points system was adopted in order to award a winner of the all athletic competitions combined between the two schools. A crystal bell trophy is awarded to individual Bedlam game winners (such as football), in addition to a trophy for the overall series champion for that year. The "Bedlam Bell" is modeled after the bell clapper in Old Central, the oldest building on Oklahoma State's campus. For a time, the actual bell clapper was a traveling trophy for the two schools, until the popularity of this tradition waned.
The first Bedlam football game was held at Island Park, now known as Mineral Wells Park, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. It was a cold, and very windy day with the temperatures well below the freezing mark. At one moment in the game when the Oklahoma A&M Aggies were punting, the wind carried the ball backwards behind the kicker. If the Oklahoma A&M squad recovered the ball it would be a touchback and if the University of Oklahoma squad recovered it, it would be a touchdown. The ball kept going backwards and rolled down a hill into the half-frozen creek. Since a touchdown was at stake, members of both teams dove into the icy waters to recover the ball. A member of the OU team came out with the ball and downed it for a touchdown, eventually winning the game 75–0. Though this was not the source of the name "Bedlam", the scene was clearly an apt beginning for the Bedlam Series in football.
Author Steve Budin, whose father was a New York bookie, has recently publicized the claim that the 1954 Bedlam Game was fixed by mobsters in his book Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll (ISBN 1-60239-099-1). Allegedly, the mobsters threatened and paid off a cook to slip laxatives into a soup eaten by many OU Sooner starting players, causing them to fall violently ill in the days leading up to the game. OU was victorious in the end, but their 14–0 win did not cover the 20-point spread they had in their favor. However, many people involved in the 1954 contest do not recall any incident like the one purported by Bodin to have occurred.
Oklahoma currently leads the series 83–17–7.  The series has historically been very lopsided in the Sooners' favor; Oklahoma State has defeated OU twice in a row just three times since World War II.
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|Date||Site||Winning team||Losing team||Score||Series
|November 24, 2012||Norman||Oklahoma !#13 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#21 Oklahoma State||51–48 (OT)||83–17–7||85,824|
|December 3, 2011||Stillwater||Oklahoma State !#3 Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !#10 Oklahoma||44–10||82–17–7||58,141|
|November 27, 2010||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#14 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#10 Oklahoma State||47–41||82–16–7||51,164|
|November 28, 2009||Norman||Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#12 Oklahoma State||27–0||81–16–7||85,606|
|November 29, 2008||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#11 Oklahoma State||61–41||80–16–7||49,031|
|November 24, 2007||Norman||Oklahoma !#10 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||49–17||79–16–7||85,238|
|November 25, 2006||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#13 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||27–21||78–16–7||42,819|
|November 26, 2005||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||42–14||77–16–7||84,875|
|October 30, 2004||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#2 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#20 Oklahoma State||38–35||76–16–7||48,837|
|November 1, 2003||Norman||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#14 Oklahoma State||52–9||75–16–7||84,027|
|November 30, 2002||Stillwater||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||38–28||74–16–7||48,500|
|November 24, 2001||Norman||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !#4 Oklahoma||16–13||74–15–7||75,537|
|November 25, 2000||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||12–7||74–14–7||48,500|
|November 27, 1999||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||44–7||73–14–7||75,374|
|October 24, 1998||Stillwater||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||41–26||72–14–7||50,614|
|November 8, 1997||Norman||Oklahoma State !#25 Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||30–7||72–13–7||72,422|
|November 8, 1996||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||27–17||72–12–7||51,416|
|November 11, 1995||Norman||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||12–0||71–12–7||75,004|
|November 13, 1994||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||33–14||71–11–7||50,116|
|November 13, 1993||Norman||Oklahoma !#17 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||31–0||70–11–7||65,275|
|November 14, 1992||Stillwater||Tie||15–15||69–11–7||50,440|
|November 16, 1991||Norman||Oklahoma !#18 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||21–6||69–11–6||68,778|
|October 6, 1990||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#7 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||31–17||68–11–6||49,800|
|October 7, 1989||Norman||Oklahoma !#16 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||37–15||67–11–6||74,610|
|November 5, 1988||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#8 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#12 Oklahoma State||31–28||66–11–6||50,440|
|November 7, 1987||Norman||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#12 Oklahoma State||29–10||65–11–6||75,004|
|October 18, 1986||Norman||Oklahoma !#5 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||19–0||64–11–6||76,022|
|November 30, 1985||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#17 Oklahoma State||13–0||63–11–6||44,000|
|November 24, 1984||Norman||Oklahoma !#2 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#3 Oklahoma State||24–14||62–11–6||76,198|
|October 15, 1983||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#15 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||21–20||61–11–6||50,440|
|October 23, 1982||Norman||Oklahoma !#20 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||27–9||60–11–6||76,406|
|November 28, 1981||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||27–3||59–11–6||51,100|
|November 29, 1980||Norman||Oklahoma !#6 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||63–14||58–11–6||75,681|
|November 3, 1979||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#7 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||38–7||57–11–6||51,453|
|November 18, 1978||Norman||Oklahoma !#4 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||62–7||56–11–6||72,339|
|November 5, 1977||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||61–28||55–11–6||50,088|
|October 23, 1976||Norman||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !#5 Oklahoma||31–24||54–11–6||72,041|
|November 1, 1975||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#2 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#19 Oklahoma State||27–7||54–10–6||49,358|
|November 30, 1974||Norman||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||44–13||53–10–6||62,619|
|December 1, 1973||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#2 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||45–18||52–10–6||50,964|
|December 2, 1972||Norman||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !#20 Oklahoma State||38–15||51–10–6||62,363|
|December 4, 1971||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||58–14||50–10–6||36,571|
|November 28, 1970||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||66–6||49–10–6||60,300|
|November 29, 1969||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||28–27||48–10–6||41,315|
|November 30, 1968||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#11 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||41–7||47–10–6||38,515|
|December 2, 1967||Norman||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||38–14||46–10–6||62,038|
|December 3, 1966||Stillwater||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||15–14||45–10–6||36,581|
|December 4, 1965||Norman||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||17–16||45–9–6||54,876|
|November 28, 1964||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||21–16||45–8–6||36,987|
|November 30, 1963||Norman||Oklahoma !#10 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||34–10||44–8–6||50,678|
|December 1, 1962||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#8 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||37–6||43–8–6||35,757|
|December 2, 1961||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||21–13||42–8–6||52,598|
|November 26, 1960||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||17–6||41–8–6||32,381|
|November 28, 1959||Norman||Oklahoma !#17 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||17–7||40–8–6||59,136|
|November 29, 1958||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||7–0||39–8–6||37,014|
|November 30, 1957||Norman||Oklahoma !#5 Oklahoma||Oklahoma State !Oklahoma State||53–6||38–8–6||52,366|
|December 1, 1956||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||53–0||37–8–6||36,500|
|November 26, 1955||Norman||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||53–0||36–8–6||40,182|
|November 27, 1954||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||14–0||35–8–6||38,000|
|November 28, 1953||Norman||Oklahoma !#4 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||42–7||34–8–6||50,524|
|November 29, 1952||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#4 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||54–7||33–8–6||21,408|
|December 1, 1951||Norman||Oklahoma !#10 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||41–6||32–8–6||33,103|
|December 2, 1950||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#1 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||41–14||31–8–6||28,530|
|November 26, 1949||Norman||Oklahoma !#3 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||41–0||30–8–6||47,937|
|November 27, 1948||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#6 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||19–15||29–8–6||30,000|
|November 29, 1947||Norman||Oklahoma !#20 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||21–13||28–8–6||33,945|
|November 30, 1946||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#17 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||73–12||27–8–6||18,500|
|November 24, 1945||Norman||Oklahoma A&M !#6 Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||47–0||26–8–6||33,000|
|November 25, 1944||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||28–6||26–7–6|
|October 2, 1943||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||22–13||26–6–6|
|September 26, 1942||Stillwater||Tie||0–0||25–6–6|
|October 4, 1941||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||19–0||25–6–5||25,453|
|October 5, 1940||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||29–27||24–6–5|
|October 28, 1939||Norman||Oklahoma !#6 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||41–0||23–6–5|
|November 24, 1938||Stillwater||Oklahoma !#6 Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||19–0||22–6–5|
|November 25, 1937||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||16–0||21–6–5|
|November 26, 1936||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||35–13||20–6–5|
|November 28, 1935||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||25–0||19–6–4||10,000|
|November 22, 1934||Stillwater||Tie||0–0||18–6–5|
|November 23, 1933||Norman||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||13–0||18–6–4|
|October 29, 1932||Stillwater||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||7–0||18–5–4|
|November 26, 1931||Norman||Tie||0–0||18–4–4|
|November 22, 1930||Stillwater||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||7–0||18–4–3|
|November 23, 1929||Norman||Tie||0–0||18–3–3|
|November 24, 1928||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||46–0||18–3–2|
|November 19, 1927||Norman||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||13–7||17–3–2|
|November 25, 1926||Stillwater||Tie||14–14||17–2–2|
|November 26, 1925||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||35–0||17–2–1|
|November 1, 1924||Stillwater||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||6–0||16–2–1|
|October 27, 1923||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||12–0||16–1–1|
|November 25, 1922||Stillwater||Tie||3–3||15–1–1|
|October 15, 1921||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||6–0||15–1–0|
|November 13, 1920||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||36–0||14–1–0|
|November 27, 1919||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||33–6||13–1–0|
|November 28, 1918||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||27–0||12–1|
|November 29, 1917||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||9–0||11–1–0|
|November 30, 1916||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||41–7||11–0–0|
|November 25, 1915||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||26–7||10–0–0||5,000|
|November 6, 1914||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||28–6||9–0–0|
|November 21, 1913||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||7–0||8–0–0|
|November 16, 1912||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||16–0||7–0–0|
|October 20, 1911||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||22–0||6–0–0|
|October 21, 1910||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||12–0||5–0–0|
|October 3, 1908||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||18–0||4–0–0|
|November 9, 1907||Norman||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||67–0||3–0–0|
|October 19, 1906||Stillwater||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||23–0||2–0–0|
|November 6, 1904||Guthrie||Oklahoma !Oklahoma||Oklahoma A&M !Oklahoma A&M||75–0||1–0–0|
First Game in Series: 75-0, Oklahoma Sooners
A&M Scores First Points in Series to End 8-game Bedlam Shutout Streak: 28-6, Oklahoma Sooners
A&M Wins First Game to Break 11-game Bedlam Losing Streak: 9-0, Oklahoma A&M Cowboys
First Tie in Series History: 3-3, Tie
A&M Wins First Game Since 1917: 6-0, Oklahoma A&M Cowboys
OU Scores Most Points Since 1907: 46-0, Oklahoma Sooners
A&M Wins Consecutive Games for the First Time: 13-0, Oklahoma A&M Cowboys
OU Wins First Game Since 1928: 25-0, Oklahoma Sooners
A&M Wins First Game Since 1933: 28-6, Oklahoma A&M Cowboys
A&M Wins Consecutive Games for the First Time Since 1933: 47-0, Oklahoma A&M Cowboys
OU Scores Most Points Since 1904: 73-12, Oklahoma Sooners
OSU Breaks 19-year Bedlam Losing Streak: 17-16, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OSU Wins Consecutive Games for the First Time Since 1945: 15-14, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OU Scores Most Points Since 1946: 66-6, Oklahoma Sooners
OSU Pulls First Upset in Series History: 31-24, Oklahoma State Cowboys
Highest Ranked Matchup: 24-14, Oklahoma Sooners
First Shutout Since 1958: 13-0, Oklahoma Sooners
First Tie Since 1942: 15-15, Tie
OSU Wins First Game Since 1976: 12-0, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OSU Scores Most Points Since 1976: 30-7, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OSU Wins Consecutive Games for the First Time Since 1966: 41-26, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OU Scores Most Points Since 1980: 44-7, Oklahoma Sooners
OSU Pulls First Upset Since 1976: 16-13, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OSU Pulls Second Upset in a Row: 38-28, Oklahoma State Cowboys
OU Scores Most Points Since 1980: 52-9, Oklahoma Sooners
A Bedlam-record crowd of 84,027 showed up to Norman, Oklahoma to watch #14 Oklahoma State take on #1 Oklahoma. OSU's #14 ranking was its highest going into the Bedlam game since 1988, while this was the fourth year in a row that OU came in ranked in the top five. The Cowboys were trying to upset the Sooners and extend their Bedlam winning streak to three years, which would've been their longest in series history.
Following a kickoff by Oklahoma, both teams went three and out, and Oklahoma State had the ball back at their own 20. On the first of their drive, OSU QB Josh Fields was sacked for a six yard loss. On the very next play, Fields fumbled, and the ball was recovered by OU defensive end Jonathan Jackson on the Cowboy's 11 yard line. The Sooners didn't do much with it, though. After three plays and no yards gained, Trey DiCarlo kicked a 28 yard field goal for the first points of the game. After the ensuing kickoff, Oklahoma State would have another three and out, and punter Cole Farden would punt it away. Now with the ball on their own 39 yard line, Oklahoma would go 51 yards with a steady stream of rushes by RB Renaldo Works and passes by QB Jason White, and then a three yard rush by RB Kejuan Jones to finish it off with the first TD of the day to put OU up 10-0.
Highest Scoring Game: 61-41, Oklahoma Sooners
On November 29, 2008, #11 Oklahoma State came into the 103rd Bedlam game ranked the highest they had been coming into the game since the 1984 matchup when they came in at #3, while #3 Oklahoma came in ranked the highest they had been coming into the game since the 2004 game just 4 years earlier, when they were #2. OSU was trying desperately to break their 5-year Bedlam losing streak and keep one of their best seasons in decades going, while OU was trying to make it into the Big 12 Championship Game, and then possibly the BCS National Championship Game.
The first quarter was the lowest scoring of the four; an interception of Oklahoma State junior QB Zac Robinson, a 20-yard TD-rush by Oklahoma sophomore RB Demarco Murray, then later a 28-yard field goal by OSU sophomore kicker Dan Bailey ended the quarter with OU up 7-3. The second quarter was higher scoring than the first, but still less so than the last two. On a drive that started in the first quarter, the Cowboys scored a TD on a 23-yard pass from QB Robinson to sophomore RB Kendall Hunter. After the kickoff, the Sooners went on a 14 play, 79-yard drive highlighted by a 14-yard run by RB Murray to start off the drive, a 21-yard pass from sophomore QB Sam Bradford to Quentin Chaney, and a 2-yard TD-rush by junior RB Chris Brown to end the drive. This TD drive would mark the first in a line of six TD drives in a row by the Sooners. Following the next kickoff, Oklahoma State went on an 11 play, 39-yard drive to set up another Bailey field goal, this one a 44-yarder, to put the score at 14-13, Oklahoma. Oklahoma scored another TD to finish the half up 21-13.
Again, the third quarter was higher scoring than the first two, but not as high as the fourth. OSU started the half on an eight play, 81-yard drive highlighted by a 23-yard pass from QB Robinson to Damian Davis, another pass from Robinson for 36 yards to sophomore WR Dez Bryant, then a 6-yard TD pass from Robinson to Bryant to finish it out. After the TD, the score was 21-19, and the Cowboys decided to go for two. This turned out to be an ill-fated decision, however, because on the two-point conversion attempt, QB Robinson fumbled the ball, and it was recovered and returned all the way to the other endzone by OU freshman DE Frank Alexander for a two-point safety, putting the Sooners up 23-19. Three plays into the next drive, Oklahoma junior TE Jermaine Gresham scored a TD on a 73-yard pass from QB Bradford. After another TD by each team, the third quarter ended at 37-26, OU. The fourth quarter proved to be the most exciting of the game, as more points were scored in this quarter than the entire first half. The quarter began on an Oklahoma State drive that started in the third quarter. QB Robinson completed a 38-yard pass to senior TE Brandon Pettigrew, and two plays later he completed another pass to WR Bryant for a 17-yard TD. OSU decided to try for another two point conversion, and this time it paid off with Robinson again connecting with Bryant, to make the score 37-34, Sooners up by three. The momentum the Cowboys got on those eight points would be short lived, as Oklahoma RB Murray returned the kickoff 68 yards to the Oklahoma State 27-yard line. Two passes by Bradford for a total of 19 yards, three rushes by RB Brown for a total of seven yards, and then a one-yard pass from Bradford to junior TE Brody Eldridge got OU in the endzone again. But it seemed the momentum would shift yet again, as OSU junior CB Perrish Cox ran the next kickoff 90 yards for the TD to make the score 44-41 and put the Cowboys within three points again. But unfortunately for Oklahoma State, that would be their final score, as the Sooners would score 17 unanswered points to win the game, 61-41.
Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford threw 30-44, his second most completions and attempts of his career, but his two TDs tied for his least of the season, and his passer rating of 148.7 was his second worst of the season. Oklahoma State's QB Zac Robinson had a pretty average passing game, but his running game was one of the best of his career. His 17 rushing attempts tied his most of his career, his 90 yards was his most of the season, his 5.3 yards per rush was his second most of the season, and his 31-yard rush was his longest of the season. OU TE Jermaine Gresham's nine receptions and 158 yards were the most of his career, his two TDs were tied for the second most of his career, and his 71-yard reception was the longest of his career. OSU RB Kendall Hunter's five receptions and 46 yards were the most of his career, and his one receiving TD was tied for the most of his career. The combined score of 102 points was and still is the most points ever scored in a Bedlam game. OSU's 41 points were the most they scored in a Bedlam game since the 1998 matchup when they beat Oklahoma, 41-26. OU's 61 points were the most points they scored in the series since the 1980 game when they demolished the unranked Cowboys, 63-14. This marked the Sooners 80th win in the Bedlam Series, which was exactly five times as many as Oklahoma State had.
OU Pulls Their First Upset in Series History: 27-0, Oklahoma Sooners
In front of the largest crowd to ever see a Bedlam game, 85,606 people, #12 Oklahoma State came to Norman to try and break their 6-year Bedlam losing streak while also trying to get into their first BCS bowl, while unranked Oklahoma was trying to keep that streak alive and upset the Cowboys. This was only the third time in the 104-year history of the Bedlam Series that OSU was ranked higher than OU going into the game. The last time it happened was the 1997 matchup, when #25 Oklahoma State beat the unranked Sooners in Norman, 30-7.
The first quarter went scoreless with both teams trading punts. 1:15 into the second quarter, Oklahoma kicker Patrick O'Hara kicked a 24-yard field goal to put OU up by 3. After forcing Oklahoma State to punt, the Sooners had the ball back and were looking to get some more points. Two passes from Oklahoma freshman QB Landry Jones to sophomore WR Ryan Broyles for a total gain of 52 yard, and then a 13-yard rush by junior RB Demarco Murray, and OU had a TD to put them up 10-0. Halftime came without another score. On the opening drive of the second half, the Sooners went 78 yards on 18 plays, which included an 18-yard pass to Broyles, a 10-yard rush by senior RB Chris Brown, and a 16-yard pass to WR Cameron Kenney, and finally settled for a 19-yard field goal by O'Hara to put them up, 13-0. After the kickoff and a punt by each team, Oklahoma State had the ball on their own 27-yard line. On the first play of the drive, OSU senior QB Zac Robinson was picked off by junior safety Jonathan Nelson on the 50-yard line, who then returned it 37 yards to the Cowboys 13-yard line. Two rushes later by RB Murray, and the Sooners were up 20-0. The final score of the game came on an 87-yard punt return for a TD by Broyles midway into the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma RB Demarco Murray's two TDs tied for his most of the season. Oklahoma State RB Keith Toston's 47 yards was his least since the previous Bedlam game. Amazingly, OSU went 0-14 on third down conversions, didn't even try to go for it on fourth down, and didn't have a single first down in the first half. This was the first shutout in the series since 1995, and the first time OSU was shutout in the Bedlam game since '93.
OU Pulls Second Upset in a Row: 47-41, Oklahoma Sooners
The 105th Bedlam game was played in Stillwater, OK in front of 51,164 people, where #9 Oklahoma State was looking to beat #13 Oklahoma and break their seven-year Bedlam losing streak. This was only the fourth time in the entire series that OSU came into the game ranked higher than OU going into the game, the last time coming in the previous season.
The game began with Oklahoma receiving the kickoff. After a punt by each team, OU had the ball back on their own 18 yard-line. The Sooners went on an 82-yard drive that was highlighted by an 18-yard rush by senior running back Demarco Murray and a 25-yard pass from sophomore QB Landry Jones to junior WR Ryan Broyles, and ended with a 6-yard TD run by freshman FB Trey Millard. A few drives later, Oklahoma State was on the board with a 23-yard field goal by senior kicker Dan Bailey, and the first quarter would end with Oklahoma up 7-3. On a drive that started in the first quarter, Jones threw a 2-yard TD pass to Broyles. On the next drive, OSU junior QB Brandon Weeden was intercepted by senior DB Quinton Carter at the Oklahoma 45 yard-line. But just three plays later, Jones was intercepted by freshman LB Shaun Lewis, who would take it back 52 yards for a Cowboy TD. Several drives later and a TD by each team, the half would end with OU up, 24-17. The third quarter was the lowest scoring of the four, with the lone score by Oklahoma State coming on the first drive. This was an 8-play, 80-yard drive highlighted by a 19-yard rush by sophomore RB Joseph Randle and a 20-yard pass from Weeden to junior WR Josh Cooper for the TD. The fourth quarter began with the teams tied at 24. The Sooners scored three field goals to put them up by nine, and then madness ensued. After a one minute and 46 second drive, OSU would score a TD that would begin a 92 second period where two touchdowns were scored by each team. The first came by the Cowboys on their drive, and the next on an 86-yard pass from Jones to WR Cameron Kenney. Oklahoma State kick returner Justin Gilbert would return the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a TD, and then on the very next drive, Jones would throw yet another long TD pass, this one for 76 yards to junior TE James Hanna. OSU was only able to complete field goal, and after a failed onside kick, Oklahoma ended the game with a thrilling 47-41 victory.
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones' 468 yards, 86-yard long, 37 completions and 62 attempts were all career highs, and his four TDs were tied for the second most of his career, but his three interceptions were the second most of his career, and his 57.1% completion was his second worst of the season, behind only his 47.2% in OU's close win over Utah State in the season opener. Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden's 257 yards were his second least of the season, behind only his 218 yards in OSU's season opener against Washington State, his three interceptions were the most of his career, and his passer rating of 116.7 was the worst of his career. OU RB Roy Finch's 16 rush attempts were tied for the most of his career. Cowboy RB Kendall Hunter's 55 yards were the second least of his season, and his 4.2 average yards per rush was the lowest of the season.  Sooner WR Cameron Kenney's 6 receptions, 141 yards and two TDs were all career highs. Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon's 105 yards receiving were the least of his season. Oklahoma upset Oklahoma State for the second time in a row, ruining any hopes OSU had for a run at the conference title.
OSU Breaks Their 8-year Bedlam Losing Streak: 44-10, Oklahoma State Cowboys
The 106th Bedlam game drew the largest crowd to ever watch a Bedlam game in Stillwater, a total of 58,141 people. Coming into the game at #3 and #10, the two teams tied for the second highest average ranking (6.5) in series history, behind the 1984 matchup and tied with the 1987 game. OSU's #3 ranking was the highest it was ranked coming into the Bedlam game since 1984. This year, Oklahoma State was looking to beat Oklahoma for the first time since 2002, while also trying to win their first outright conference title since 1948 in the three-team Missouri Valley conference. Oklahoma, on the other hand, was trying to upset OSU for the third year in a row and get their ninth Bedlam win in a row, which would also get them a share of their 8th Big 12 title and their second in a row. This was only the 5th time in the 106-year history of the Bedlam Series that OSU was ranked higher than OU going into the game. The last time was the year before, when the #14 Sooners upset the #10 Cowboys in Stillwater.
The game started out great for Oklahoma State, and pretty much stayed that way. After three punts (two by Oklahoma and one by OSU), the Cowboys finally put it into the endzone. On the following drive, OU junior QB Landry Jones was intercepted in the OSU endzone by Oklahoma State defender Broderick Brown. The Cowboys brought it all the way to the Sooner 8-yard line but were forced to settle for a field goal. After two punts by each team, QB Jones fumbled the football at the Oklahoma State 19-yard line, and OSU DE Jamie Blatnick returned it to the Sooner 1-yard line, and on the next play, sophomore RB Joseph Randle took it in for the score to make it 17-0, OSU. The second half ended at 24-3, Cowboys up by 21. The third quarter was even more lopsided than the first two. Oklahoma State scored 20 points to go into the fourth quarter up by a score of 44-3. The final score came with under 2:40 left in the game, when OU backup freshman QB Blake Bell scored on a meaningless 28-yard rushing TD.
Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle's 151 rushing yards was his second most of the season. Oklahoma QB Landry Jones had his lowest passer rating since Oklahoma's loss to Nebraska in 2009 in his freshman season. His 250 yards was his second lowest of the season behind only his 199 yards against Florida State, his zero TDs tied the two previous weeks for his lowest of the season and his two interceptions were tied for his most of the season. Also, his 23-yard longest pass was his shortest longest pass in a game he started in his entire career. OSU RB Jeremy Smith's 119 yards were his second most of the season, and his two TDs tied for the most of his season. The final score of 44-10 was the most points Oklahoma State had scored and the largest margin of victory the Cowboys had had since the 1945 Bedlam game, when the #6 Cowboys demolished unranked OU, 47-0.
First Overtime Game: 51-48 (OT), Oklahoma Sooners
In front of a record crowd of 85,824 in Norman, OK, #21 Oklahoma State was looking to pull an upset and win their second Bedlam game in a row for the first time since 2002, while #13 Oklahoma was trying to solidify their chance at getting at least a share of the conference title. This was the first Bedlam game in the series to go into overtime; there had been seven ties, but they had all come before the OT rules had been put into place in the 1996 season.
Oklahoma never led during regulation, coming back to tie it up after double digit deficits in both halves. The game started out with a missed OU field goal and then a punt by both teams. Three drives later, one ending in an interception of Sooner senior quarterback Landry Jones and the other two by Oklahoma State touchdowns, OSU was up, 14-0. A few drives later and a completed field goal by each team, the Cowboys were still up, 17-3, but the Sooners took care of that swiftly. After the Oklahoma State field goal, Oklahoma went on a 57-yard TD-scoring drive to make it 17-10. On the next drive, OU CB Aaron Colvin intercepted OSU QB Clint Chelf at the Oklahoma 19-yard line. 2:17 later, QB Jones scored his second TD of the game to tie it up at 17 all. The second half ended tied at 24-24. Just like the first half, OSU started off great, scoring a TD on a 75-yard pass on the first offensive play of the third quarter. OU would respond with a field goal. After a punt by both teams, OU fumbled and it was recovered by OSU, and then brought into the endzone to put the Cowboys up, 38-27. But again, the Sooners came back; following a field goal, an 81-yard punt return for a TD, then a successful two-point conversion, the scored was tied yet again. After another punt by each team, OSU scored their final TD of the game to put them up, 45-38. Following a turnover on downs by the Sooners and yet another punt by the Cowboys, OU had the ball back on their own 14-yard line with 6:18 left in the game. What followed was perhaps the most exciting drive of the whole game. Slowly and steadily, Oklahoma made their way to the Oklahoma State 4-yard line. It was fourth and one with less than 30 seconds left in the game, and OU decided to use their successful "Belldozer" package, which consists of putting in their 6'6", 254 lb. backup sophomore QB Blake Bell to run for short yardage. Not only did he make the first down, he made it into the endzone, and, after a successful extra point, the game was sent into OT with the score tied up at 45-45.
Oklahoma won the coin toss, and chose to get the second possession. Four plays into the first OT period, it was third and six at the nine-yard line, and OU somehow found a way to breakup the Clint Chelf pass to WR Blake Jackson and force Oklahoma State to kick a field goal. The Sooners' possession went much quicker than that. Following a seven-yard rush by FB Trey Millard, RB Brennan Clay ran 18 yards into the endzone, and the 107th Bedlam game was over.
Oklahoma QB Landry Jones threw 46 for 71 (both school records), 3 TDs and 500 yards (his second 500-yard game in a row) to bring his career total to 16,124 yards and to pass Texas Tech's Graham Harrell to become the Big 12's all time leader in career passing yards. Two games later he'd finish his career with 16,646 total yards. Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle's 4 TDs tied for the most of his career. OU WR Justin Brown's 15 receptions tied the school record for most receptions in a game with Jalen Saunders' receptions in the Notre Dame game earlier in the season and Ryan Broyles' number in a win against Iowa State in 2010. The 48 points Oklahoma State scored were the most they had ever scored in a Bedlam game, both in a loss or a win, and Oklahoma's 51 points were the most they had scored in a Bedlam game since the 2008 matchup, when they beat #11 OSU, 61-41.
Oklahoma owns the all-time series record in men's basketball, 129-95.
Oklahoma State holds a large advantage in the schools' wrestling rivalry, the original "Bedlam Series". The Cowboy wrestling program currently holds a 128–27–9 record against the Sooners, which is all the more remarkable considering that both schools have long been national powers in wrestling. Oklahoma has won seven team national championships in its history, while Oklahoma State's wrestling program has a record thirty-four team national titles.
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