Sooners Shock Cowboys In Annual Bedlam Game
Oklahoma State was a win away from claiming the Big XII championship and a berth in a Bowl Championship Series game.
But the Cowboys’ arch rival spoiled things.
Oklahoma scored 13 points in the final 19 seconds to steal a 33-24 win in Stillwater at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Cowboys (10-2, 7-2) had taken a 24-20 lead with 1:46 remaining but Oklahoma quickly marched down the field behind backup quarterback Blake Bell.
Bell then hit Jalen Saunders in the corner of the end zone for a seven yard scoring connection to put the Sooners (10-2, 7-2) up 27-24 with 19 seconds left.
The Oklahoma defense set the final margin as Eric Striker returned a fumble three yards for a score as the Cowboys tried a series of laterals to score on the game’s final play.
Bell finished with 140 yards passing and the score on 10-of-16 passing after starter Trevor Knight left the game with a shoulder injury.
Oklahoma State used a balanced offense, 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing, but could not put the Sooners away. The Cowboys had a 75-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the game called back due to a holding call.
The Sooners scored on a 64 yard punt return by Jalen Saunders in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7. Oklahoma also scored on a fake field goal in the third that tied the game at 17-17. Kicker Michael Hunnicutt hauled in a 8 yard pass from the holder Grant Bothun.