In the final Bedlam conference football game, Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 27-24 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater on Saturday.
The win marks just the second time in series history OSU has won back-to-back Bedlam games in Stillwater.
The only other time it happened was in 1930 and 1932.
OSU converted three Sooner turnovers into 10 points, including a fourth quarter field goal after an OU fumble that proved to be the difference.
The Cowboys got impressive efforts from quarterback Alan Bowman, who completed 28 of 42 passes for 334 yards, and running back Ollie Gordon, who had 137 yards rushing on 33 carries and two touchdowns.
Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel was 26-for-37 for 344 yards, but had an interception and a fumble
OU outgained OSU in total yards 492 to 480, but had 17 fewer offensive plays than the Cowboys, and OSU had the edge in time of possession, 37:14 to 22:46.
Oklahoma State got the ball first and marched 73 yards in eight plays for a touchdown.
Alan Bowman passed to Brennan Presley for a gain of 26 to the OU 20, then on the next play, Ollie Gordon scored on a touchdown run to put OSU up 7-0 with 11:39 to play in the first quarter.
It took OU just three plays to answer with Gavin Sawchuk hitting a seam and running untouched for a 64-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7 with 10:51 left in the first quarter.
Sawchuk had 111 yards rushing on 13 carries.
OSU moved the ball into OU territory on the ensuing possession, but had to punt.
Cowboy punter Hudson Kaak’s punt was downed at the one-yard line by Jaden Nixon.
Oklahoma got out of the shadow of their own goal line, as Dillon Gabriel passed to Nic Anderson for a gain of 49 to the OSU 34-yard line.
On the next play, a direct snap to Jovantae Barnes was fumbled and Xavier Benson recovered for the Cowboys at their own 43-yard line.
OSU went 57 yards in 10 plays from there to regain the lead.
On the first play of the second quarter, Alan Bowman kept for a 13-yard touchdown to put OSU back on top 14-7.
Oklahoma was forced to punt on their next possession, and OSU responded with another scoring drive.
Bowman completed a pass to Leon Johnson for 20, and to Gordon for 18.
The Cowboys had to settle for a 36-yard field goal by Alex Hale to make it 17-7 OSU with 9:42 left in the second quarter.
Oklahoma answered with a touchdown drive, going 75 yards in nine plays.
Gabriel passed to Drake Stoops for 29 yards, then to Stoops again for a 6-yard touchdown to cut the Cowboys’ lead to 17-14 with 7:07 left in the first half.
Stoops had 12 catches for 134 yards.
OSU’s ensuing possession went three-and-out and they were forced to punt.
Oklahoma got into Cowboy territory, but Zach Schmit missed a 51-yard field goal wide right with 3:40 to play in the second quarter.
OSU once again was forced to punt after three downs, gaining just five yards.
Oklahoma gained just three yards on the ensuing possession, as Gabriel threw incompletions on two deep passes, the second one a drop by Nic Anderson.
OSU gained one first down on the next possession, then Bowman passed incomplete on a hail mary attempt to end the first half.
Oklahoma got the ball to start the second half, and Gabriel attempted a deep pass that was intercepted by Dylan Smith at the OSU 10-yard line and returned 26 yards to the Cowboys’ 36-yard line.
Ollie Gordon gained 35 yards on a run, but facing a 4th and 1 from the OU 16, Gordon was stopped for no gain by Robert Spears-Jennings and the Sooners took over on downs.
Facing a 3rd and 14 from the OSU 49, OU converted, with Gabriel passing to Stoops for a gain of 26.
On the next play, Tawee Walker bounced outside to the right and went 23 yards for a touchdown to give the Sooners their first lead at 21-17 with 8:05 left in the third quarter.
OSU got into Sooner territory with a 30-yard pass from Bowman to Rashod Owens.
Owens had 10 catches for 136 yards.
Once again, the Cowboys went for it on a fourth down, but Gordon was stopped for no gain by former OSU defensive lineman Trace Ford on 4th and 1 from the Sooner 36, and OU took over on downs again.
Oklahoma got into OSU territory, but on 4th and 5 from the Cowboy 30, Gabriel’s pass to Brenen Thompson was incomplete and the Cowboys took over on downs.
Late in the third quarter, Bowman passed to Rashod Owens for a gain of 31 to the OU 28.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, OSU tried to some trickery and it cost them.
Ollie Gordon took a pitch and was trying to pass back to Alan Bowman, but Bowman was covered, and Gordon scrambled around and threw a pass deep down field that was intercepted by Billy Bowman.
Bowman picked it off at the five-yard line and ran it back 39 yards to the OU 44-yard line.
Oklahoma faced a 4th and 5 from the OSU 40 and lined up to go for it, but Gabriel quick-kicked a punt to the Cowboys’ 3-yard line with 12:42 to play.
Bowman threw a deep pass to Owens on third down, but OU’s Makari Vickers was called for pass interference, and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Brent Venables added another 15 yards, moving the ball to the OSU 39-yard line.
Bowman threw two passes to Presley for 17 and 15 yards, then Gordon finished the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to put OSU back in front 24-21 with 7:59 to play.
Presley finished with 8 catches for 97 yards.
The drive was 97 yards in 8 plays, the longest drive of the season for the Cowboys.
On OU’s first snap of the next possession, a low snap to Dillon Gabriel was fumbled and Kody Walterscheid recovered for OSU at the Sooners’ 19-yard line.
Oklahoma State could only gain three yards on the next three plays, and had to settle for a 34-yard field goal by Alex Hale to increase their lead to 27-21 with 6:59 to play.
OU responded with a field goal.
Gabriel passed deep to Jalil Farooq for a gain of 48 yards to the OSU 16.
Farooq had 7 catches for 98 yards.
On 3rd and 12 from the OSU 18, Gabriel passed to the end zone to Stoops, who appeared to be interfered with, but no penalty was called.
The Sooners had to settle for a 36-yard field goal from Zach Schmit to cut OSU’s lead to 27-24 with 4:48 to play.
Oklahoma forced a Cowboy punt that resulted in a touchback and OU got the ball at their own 20-yard line with 1:53 left.
Gabriel passed to Stoops for a gain of 21 yards on the first play of the drive.
Facing a 4th and 5 from their own 46, Gabriel passed to Stoops for a gain of three yards, short of the first down to give OSU the ball on downs.
This was the 20th meeting with both teams ranked, with OU leading those games 17-3.
Oklahoma leads the all-time series 91-20-7.
Oklahoma State improves to 7-2 on the season, 5-1 in Big 12 play.
The Cowboys will visit UCF at 2:30 next Saturday.
Oklahoma drops to 7-2 overall, 4-2 in conference play.
The Sooners host West Virginia next Saturday at 6:00 pm.