The 115th Bedlam battle was unlike any other. With the two teams going in different directions in terms of playing. OU missed Austin Stogner, Jaden Davis, Jadon Haselwood, Jon Michael-Terry, Marcus Stripling and Justin Broiles. All for a variety of reasons.
As for the banged up Cowboys, anyone who was injured the last few weeks was suited up for OSU.
The Sooners went through OSU’s defense like a hot knife through butter. Spencer Rattler dropped off a pass in the flats that went 45 yards to Rahmondre Stevenson. Rattler then hit Brayden Willis for 15 and then ran home a nine yard touchdown. OU jumped out to a 7-0 lead.
OSU’s start was a little more slow. Spencer Sanders, on the first play, was under pressure and threw it out of bounds for intentional grounding. That set the Cowboys behind the chains and they would eventually punt to OU.
OU didn’t stop after they got it back. Spencer Rattler hit Marvin Mims for a 27 yard strike with Mims making an unreal catch. A couple of plays later, Rattler found Mikey Henderson on a 20 yard touchdown. 14-0 Sooners.
On OSU’s next possession, David Ugwoegbu tipped a Spencer Sander pass to himself and picked it off at about the OSU 20 yard line. The Sooners were knocking on the door yet again. Rattler then hit Theo Wease for a nine yard touchdown. 21-0 Oklahoma.
On the Cowboys next drive, Ronnie Perkins sacked Spencer Sanders who’s head bounced off the field. Shane Illingworth came in after the offense had a little rhythm working. OU stopped OSU on third down, but Brendan Radley-Hiles was called for taunting after the play. OSU got a fresh set of downs and Illingworth hit Logan Carter for a 15 yard touchdown. 21-7 Sooners. That’s how the first quarter would end.
OSU seemed to find their footing defensively following that too. The Cowboys allowed a big 19 yard play to Marvin Mims, but stopped the Sooners forcing a 40 yard field goal. Sooners had a 24-7 lead in the second.
The Sooners would add another field goal, but the Cowboys weren’t phased. They connected on a 38 yard field goal. Brady Pohl handled the kicking duties on that because of an injury in warm ups to Alex Hale. 27-10 OU in the second.
On OSU’s next drive, they traded another field goal. Illingworth hit Tylan Wallace for 25 yards. Pohl connected on a 37 yard field goal. Sooners on top 27-13 and that was the halftime score.
OSU took the ball to start the third quarter, but that drive ended in a punt. OU got it back and Trace Ford sacked Spencer Rattler to get the ball back to the Cowboys. The defense again stood up though and the Cowboys then punted the ball back to the Sooners. Spencer Rattler and the Sooners converted a big time fourth and one, but Gabe Brkic missed a 43 yard field goal. Score was deadlocked 27-13 and that was how the third quarter ended.
The fourth quarter opened with Rhamondre Stevenson busting off a 25 yard run. Then a trick play saw Spencer Rattler find Jeremiah Hall for a 30 yard touchdown. The Sooners were on top 34-13.
Spencer Sander returned for the Cowboys, but again OSU couldn’t materialize a drive. On the next OU possession, despite OSU pinning the Sooners inside their own one, Rahmondre Stevenson broke off another 30 yard run. Spencer Rattler found Theo Wease a few plays later on a 31 yard touchdown strike. Rattler’s fourth of the game. OU in total control 41-13.
That would end up the final score as the Sooners won their sixth straight game over OSU. Spencer Rattler was 17 of 24, passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns, no turnovers. Rhamondre Stevenson rushed it 26 times for 141 yards. Theo Wease had two catches and both were touchdowns.
The win makes the total series 90-18-7 in favor of OU.
For OSU, Spencer Sanders he went 10-19 for 97 yards and a pick. Shane Illingworth was five of 21 for 71 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers. Chuba Hubbard had eight carries for 44 yards. Tylan Wallace had four catches for 68 yards.
The loss effectively eliminates OSU from the Big 12 title game while OU controls their own destiny to get there.
Next up for OU, they travel to West Virginia. The Cowboys host Texas Tech.