Gearing Up For Game Day: Bitter Bedlam battle on the horizon
STILLWATER, Okla. – As the regular season comes to a close, two Oklahoma teams are gearing up for a bitter Bedlam battle on Saturday.
The No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys will attempt to claim the Big 12 championship title with a win over the No. 18 Sooners in Stillwater.
At the same time, OU hopes to go into the postseason with a win.
So far this season, OSU’s offense has been racking up 444.2 yards per game and 41 points per game.
The offense is led by quarterback Clint Chelf, receivers Josh Stewart and Tracy Moore and running backs Desmond Roland and Jeremy Smith.
While Stewart and Moore lead the receiving corp, Chelf has been known to pass the ball to a variety of different receivers who have been able to gain yardage and make it into the end zone.
However, the high-powered offense will be facing Oklahoma’s staunch defense, which is ranked 13th in the nation.
Oklahoma’s passing defense is led by Quentin Hayes, Aaron Colvin, Gabe Lynn and Dominique Alexander.
Mike Stoops’ defense will be tasked with disrupting Chelf’s rhythm and breaking through the Cowboy’s offensive line.
On the other side of the ball, the Sooners’ offense has found its stride in recent weeks.
The offense, which has been mixed between Trevor Knight and Blake Bell, has relied on its running game to get to the end zone.
Brennan Clay has rushed for 843 yards this season, which resulted in six touchdowns.
One of those scores came against Kansas State, where Clay ran for a 64 yard touchdown in the second quarter.
When it comes to passing, OU has found success with receivers Jalen Saunders and Sterling Shepard.
While the Sooners may try to take to the air, they will need to keep their eyes out for OSU’s Justin Gilbert.
Gilbert has recorded six interceptions and two touchdowns.
Linebacker Caleb Lavey has also been known to disrupt offenses.
So far this season, he has forced and capitalized on four turnovers.
A win by Oklahoma State would give the Cowboys their second Big 12 championship in the last three years.
The game will be played at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be televised on ABC.