Sooners Survive Cowboy Upset Bid to Win Bedlam

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Oklahoma's football team won another wild Bedlam game Saturday, beating Oklahoma State 48-47 at Owen Field in Norman.

After scoring a touchdown with 1:03 left to cut OU's lead to one, OSU head coach Mike Gundy decided to go for two points and the win.

OSU quarterback Taylor Cornelius tried to find Tylan Wallace with a pass, but it fell short and incomplete to preserve OU's 48-47 lead.

The Sooners ran out the clock to win their fourth straight Bedlam game and 14th in the last 16 years.

The game was another offensive showcase, with the two teams combining for 1,342 yards, the Sooners with 702 and Cowboys with 640.

There was only one turnover, but it was huge late in the game, denying OSU a score and setting up OU's go-ahead touchdown.

OU quarterback Kyler Murray had another big game, completing 21 of 29 passes for 349 yards and a touchdown.

Murray also ran for 66 yards.

Cornelius put up even bigger passing numbers, completing 34 of 53 for 501 yards and three touchdowns.

On the first snap of the game, Trey Sermon broke loose for a gain of 60 yards down the right sideline to the OSU 15-yard line.

Three plays later, Sermon scored from a yard out on a wildcat formation and OU led 7-0 with 13:16 to play.

On Oklahoma State's first possession, Robert Barnes was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty, giving OSU the ball at midfield.

Taylor Cornelius went deep to Tylan Wallace for a 49-yard gain to the OU one, and Justice Hill scored on the next play to tie the game at 7 with 11:59 to play.

Oklahoma answered by going 75 yards in 7 plays, with the big play a 31-yard pass from Murray to Carson Meier.

That set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Kennedy Brooks and the Sooners led 14-7 with 9:06 to play in the first quarter.

Oklahoma State's response was a 10-play, 75-yard drive, with Cornelius passing to Tyron Johnson, who made a leaping catch for a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14 with 5:30 to play in the first quarter.

Johnson had 11 catches for 128 yards.

Oklahoma couldn't convert a 3rd and goal from the OSU 14-yard line on the next drive, and the Sooners settled for a 21-yard field goal from Austin Seibert to make it 17-14 OU with 13:37 to play in the second quarter.

It didn't take long for the Cowboys to answer and take the lead.

A four-play, 75-yard drive ended when Cornelius went deep to Wallace for a 49-yard touchdown and OSU led 21-17 with 13:04 to play in the first half.

The Sooners answered in just three plays, with Brooks scoring on a 45-yard run to give OU the lead back, 24-21 with 11:38 to play in the second quarter.

Brooks finished with 165 yards on just 15 carries and scored three touchdowns.

The extra point by Seibert broke the Big 12 record for career points.

OU forced an OSU punt on the next possession, and CeeDee Lamb returned it 64 yards to the OSU 29-yard line.

Seibert kicked a 36-yard field goal to extend Oklahoma's lead to 27-21 with 7:22 to play in the second quarter.

Matt Ammendola couldn't match Seibert, missing wide left on a 41-yard field goal attempt with 4:53 to play in the first half.

Both teams then exchanged three-and-out possessions, then a big play on offense extended the OU lead.

Murray went deep to Marquise Brown for a 51-yard touchdown to cap a four-play, 85-yard drive and give the Sooners a 34-21 lead with 1:25 left in the first half.

Brown had 8  catches for 142 yards.

With plenty of time left in the first half, it took OSU just 54 seconds to go 75 yards in five plays, with Chuba Hubbard scoring from 10 yards out to cut the Oklahoma lead to 34-28 with 31 seconds left in the first half.

The defenses were a little better in the second half, but OSU took the lead when Hubbard scored from a yard out to cap a 9-play, 60-yard drive and the Cowboys led 35-34 with 7:32 to play in the third quarter.

Hubbard had 104 yards rushing on 22 carries and three touchdowns.

After exchanging punts, the lead changed hands again, with Oklahoma going 93 yards in eight plays, and Brooks scored on a 5-yard touchdown run as the third quarter expired to give the Sooners a 41-35 lead.

Oklahoma State responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive, with Hubbard scoring his third straight touchdown from 2 yards out.

Ammendola missed the extra point wide left and the game was tied 41-41 with 12:20 to play.

OSU forced a Sooners punt, then with the Cowboys driving to try to take the lead, Hubbard fumbled and Kenneth Murray recovered for Oklahoma at their own 36-yard line.

The Sooners then went 64 yards in six plays to  take the lead.

Brooks picked up 39 yards to the OSU 2-yard line, then two plays later, Sermon scored from a yard out to make it 48-41 Oklahoma with 3:29 to play.\

Oklahoma State's offense had an answer again, with Cornelius throwing to Wallace for a 24-yard touchdown with 1:03 to play to cut the OU lead to one, and set up the two-point conversion play that sealed the Sooners win.

The combined 811 total yards in the first half  is the most in a half in any FBS game this season.

Oklahoma improves to 9-1 on the season, 6-1 in Big 12 play, and keeps their Big 12 title and College Football Playoff hopes alive.

OU hosts Kansas in their home finale next Saturday.

Oklahoma State falls to 5-5 overall, 2-5 in conference play.

OSU hosts West Virginia in their final home game next Saturday.


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