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 Date  Saturday, Nov. 27
 Kickoff  7:05 p.m. Central
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10:50 p.m. | That's the Game
Oklahoma's defense holds the Cowboys to a field goal and OU's lead is back to six. The Sooners field the onsides kick and this game goes to the Sooners. OU wins its eighth consecutive game in the series and hands Oklahoma State its second loss of the season. What a huge win for the Sooners here in Stillwater.
 
10:46 p.m. | Bedlam III
Lightning strikes again as Landry Jones hits James Hanna on a 76-yard bomb to again send the Sooner fans into a frenzy. Obviously, we're having a difficult time keeping up with the fireworks on the field. What a game!
 
10:37 p.m. | Bedlam II
And just like that, OSU runs back the kickoff to again pull within two, 40-38. Life has returned to the OSU fans in Boone Pickens Stadium. The fans across the nation that are lucky enough to have this game thanks to their ABC affiliate have to be shaking their heads. Welcome to the Bedlam Game.
 
10:35 p.m. | Bedlam
Landry Jones hits Cameron Kenney for an 86-yard touchdown to absolutely electrify the Sooner fans in Stillwater and crush OSU's hopes. Kenney showed some speed stretching away on that run as the OU fans erupted in jubilation. Wow!
 
10:31 p.m. | Quick TD
Oklahoma State came up with a quick drive and a TD to narrow the game to 33-31 with 4:06 left on the clock. Although the Bedlam games have tended to be Sooner blowouts in Norman, OSU puts up a fight on its home field. Oklahoma will need to move the ball and milk the clock.
 
10:24 p.m. | Stevens' Bullets
With 15 points today, Stevens moved into 11th place all-time at OU with 263 career points. Stevens moved passed Greg Pruitt at 250, Adrian Peterson at 252 and Joe Washington at 262.
 
• This marks the second-straight week that Stevens recorded 15 points. The 15 points is the third most recorded by a Sooner kicker in a game. Stevens also accomplished the feat last week against Baylor.
 
• Stevens recorded his fourth game this season with multiple field goals (ninth of career) and his second-straight game with three field goals (29, 24, 31). Stevens now has a career-best 14 field goals this season, he went 11-for-13 in 2009.
 
• Stevens' four field goals ties his career-high, he also had four against Baylor in 2009.
 
10:24 p.m. | Two-Possession Game
Jimmy Stevens makes it a two-possession game with his third field goal of the fourth quarter. OU is up, 33-24.
 
10:20 p.m. | Small-Town Oklahoma
Dewar, Okla., native Ronnell Lewis comes up with the tip and Enid, Okla., native Austin Box comes up with the interception. Two small-town Oklahoma guys making an absolutely huge play for the Sooners in its matchup with Oklahoma State.
 
10:16 p.m. | Is It Enough?
Will six points be enough for the Sooners? A touchdown to cap that drive would have been huge but Oklahoma settles for the field goal. Now, the OU defense must come up with another stop.

10:13 p.m. | Ball Control
Oklahoma is showing some clutch ball control and wearing down the Oklahoma State defense on this drive. You get the sense that considering the way the Sooner defense is playing, a touchdown here might be enough to seal the deal. Keep in mind however, more than eight minutes left to play...
 
10:11 p.m. | Sigh of Relief
How many times in the fourth quarter have Sooner fans let out a sigh of relief after a crucial play? The Sooners convert another first down with a pass down the middle of the field to James Hanna.
 
10:07 p.m. | Murray Gets Call
Oklahoma's senior running back is getting the call here in his final Bedlam game. Murray has bulled ahead for critical first downs and stayed on his feet for yards that probably shouldn't have been his after the hit.
 
10:03 p.m. | OSU Honors Barry
We'll take this break to recognize a classy move by OSU in honoring Bob Barry on their video board and with a PA announcement earlier in the game. OU's long-time radio play-by-play man is calling his final regular-season game tonight with the Sooners.
 

 
10:01 p.m. | Another Stop
Another big stop by Oklahoma's defense here in the fourth quarter. OU has come up big on third down with solid tackling. The Cowboys have not been able to break loose.
 
9:59 p.m. | Hurst Note
Demontre Hurst has had a career-high six tackles so far in tonight's game. His previous best was five tackles which he set last week in Oklahoma's win at Baylor.
 
9:57 p.m. | Stevens Connects
Jimmy Stevens connects on a 24-yard field goal and the Sooners are back on top, 27-24. With nine points today, Stevens moved into 12th place all-time at OU with 257 career points. Stevens moved passed Greg Pruitt at 250 and Adrian Peterson at 252.
 
9:55 p.m. | Broyles Stretches
What a play by Ryan Broyles stretching for the first down. No. 85 was completely aware of where he needed to place the ball to move the chains. OU's receiving star makes a smart play.
 
9:52 p.m. | Swapping Ends
Oklahoma holds up its breakneck offense and allows the clock to run out on the third quarter. The Sooners will move to a friendlier end zone flanked by Sooner fans for a critical third down play on OSU's 18. OU needs five yards to continue the march.
 
9:49 p.m. | Murray's Versatility
DeMarco Murray is illustrating his versatility on this drive, picking up tough yards on the ground and nabbing a short pass for a Sooner first down. OU is attempting to answer Oklahoma State's methodical drive to open the third quarter with one of their own as the quarter winds down.
 
9:46 p.m. | Nice Mix
OU is working a nice mix on this drive with some hard running by Murray followed by shots down the field by Jones. The Sooner fans in attendance are yelling "Boomer, Sooner" back and forth across the field to each other.
 
9:43 p.m. | Defenses Rise
OSU put together a methodical drive to begin the half but the defenses have taken control in the third quarter. We aren't seeing the explosive offensive plays or for that matter, the turnovers. OU fields the punt and will try to get something going with 3:55 remaining in the third.
 
9:40 p.m. | Way to Third
With his 56-yard punt in the third quarter, Tress Way is now tied with Huel Hamm for third place in punts of 50-plus yards in a single season by an OU punter at 17. Way holds the record with 22 which he set in 2009. The sophomore also trails Jeff Ferguson who had 20 in 2001.
 
9:34 p.m. | Harris for Nelson
Nice tackle by Javon Harris to stifle the latest drive by the Cowboys. Harris is in the game in place of Jonathan Nelson. Although sidelined, J-Nel has remained in the game basically performing as another coach signaling to his secondary.
 
9:24 p.m. | Cowboys Tie Game
OSU opens the second half with a touchdown and the Bedlam Game is tied at 24. Cowboy fans are celebrating during the TV break.

9:19 p.m. | Hey AD, Follow Us
Former OU running back and current Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson is trying to stay up with his Sooners. See his latest Twitter post below. Follow OU's official Twitter feed to stay in the know.
 

 
9:17 p.m. | Halftime Disparity
The second half is underway here in Stillwater. A quick glance of the halftime stats shows a startling disparity in first downs (OU 16, OSU 6), total yards (OU 267, OSU 164) and total plays (OU 60, OSU 32). Keep it up Sooners.

9:12 p.m. | Front & Center
Tonight's Bedlam game is the lead online at ESPN and FOX. With Oklahoma up at halftime, 24-17, the Sooners get the lead photos including this one of DeMarco Murray:
 

 
9:09 p.m. | Halftime Notes
• Landry Jones was 20-35 for 195 yards in the first half, moving into fourth place in career passing yards by a Sooner with 6,872. Jones passed Cale Gundy with 6,686 yards and trails Josh Heupel for third place with 7,456 yards.
 
• Jones' 20 completions in the first half move him into second place in single season completions by an OU quarterback with 331. Jones passed Sam Bradford who had 328 completions in 2008.
 
• With his 51 yards in the first half, DeMarco Murray now has 1,024 yards this season. This is the second time Murray has reached the 1,000-yard mark in a season, he rushed for 1,002 yards in 2008.
 
• Murray is the eighth Sooner running back to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in the last nine years.
 
• Kenny Stills recorded two receptions in the first quarter to tie OU's all-time receptions record for a freshman at 46. Stills entered the game at No. 3 with 44 receptions this season.
 
• Jeremy Beal recorded one tackle for loss in the first half, the senior has made at least one tackle for loss in 10 of 12 games this season.
 
• Trey Millard's four touchdowns in 2010 equals the Sooners' touchdown production from the fullback position in the last four years combined. Millard's four scores are also the most by an OU fullback since Seth Littrell recorded eight in 1999.
 
9:04 p.m.
| One Sooner's First Road Trip
We have to give a shoutout to OU equipment assistant David Loge, who made his first-ever road trip for tonight's game in Stillwater. Sooner fans will recognize Loge as the guy who runs onto the field to pick up the tee after kickoffs at home games back in Norman:
 
David Loge
 
9:01 p.m.
| More Pics
View another update of our photo gallery for the game on OU's official Facebook page. Click here to view the latest.
 

 
8:53 p.m. | OU Adds Three
Oklahoma shows great clock management in driving down the field just before halftime. Jimmy Stevens hits a 29-yard field goal to give the Sooners a touchdown lead heading into the break. In a hostile environment on the road, we'll take it. Get ready for what should be a thrilling second half of Bedlam football.
 
8:48 p.m.
| Cowboys Strike
After trading punts, Oklahoma State strikes quickly, taking advantage of a 45-yard pass play to big-play man Justin Blackmon and punching it into the end zone two plays later. The drive went 59 yards in just four plays. Once again, just as the momentum scale seems to be tipping in one direction, a big play on the other side levels it back out.
 
8:43 p.m.
| Defense Here to Play
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables definitely has his bunch ready to play tonight. Oklahoma doesn't allow OSU to build any momentum off the turnover and forces them to punt the ball right back. The Sooner defense has yet to give up a touchdown, with the Cowboys only finding the end zone on the pick six.
 
8:38 p.m.
| Bad Jinx
Just as we mention the big plays in OU's favor, Oklahoma State gets another interception. Credit the Cowboy defense for making a remarkable play. Landry Jones was attempting to throw the ball away, but an OSU defender leapt near the sideline to bat the ball back into a play and right into the hands of a teammate.
 
8:35 p.m.
| Big Play Battle
We all know the cliche about big games being decided by big plays. There have already been a number of big plays in this one, but other than the Cowboy pick-six, most of them have been in the Sooners' favor. With an 11-point lead midway through the second quarter, again, you can be sure the OU coaching staff is emphasizing ball security to make sure they don't give the Cowboys a spark.
 
8:28 p.m.
| Another Momentum Mover
OSU's defense initially held the Sooners on their latest drive, but a personal foul, roughing the kicker penalty on Tress Way's punt gave the Sooners new life. OU wasted no time taking advantage, with Landry Jones finding Cameron Kenney in the back of the end zone for a touchdown to push the Oklahoma lead back to 11.
 
8:24 p.m.
| Broyles TD Note
With a touchdown catch in the second quarter, Ryan Broyles is now in fourth place all-time in the Big 12 with 34 touchdown receptions. He trails Rashaun Woods (42, OSU, 2000-03), Michael Crabtree (41, TTU, 2007-08) and Roy Williams (36, UT, 2000-03).
 
8:19 p.m.
| Defense the Story
Throughout the week, fans and media alike have been predicting a shootout. So far, however, it's the defenses that are providing the big plays and producing the fireworks. You can bet both coaching staffs are stressing ball security on the sidelines. As we've seen on a number of occasions already, it's those plays that have a significant impact on the momentum of the game.
 
8:11 p.m.
| The Other Way
Just as it seemed the Sooners had all the momentum, the Cowboys take it right back. OSU's Shaun Lewis picked off a Landry Jones pass and took it 52 yards the other way for a touchdown to cut the lead to 14-10.
 
8:11 p.m.
| Carter Steals Another
For the second straight drive, Quinton Carter picks off a Brandon Weeden pass to give the Sooner offense the ball back and build on their momentum. It's the first multiple interception game of Carter's career.
 
8:07 p.m.
| Sooners Capitalize
OU's offense takes advantage of the turnover, converting it to seven points to take a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. Landry Jones found Ryan Broyles on third-and-goal for the touchdown. The drive went 30 yards in eight plays.
 
8:04 p.m. | First Quarter Notes
• With his two receptions in the first quarter, Kenny Stills is now tied with Ryan Broyles and Mark Clayton for OU's all-time receptions by a freshman at 46, Stills entered the game at No. 3 with 44 receptions this season.
 
• Carter's interception in the first quarter was his third interception of the season and seventh of his career. The Sooners have forced at least one turnover in 139 of Stoops' 157 games and have at least one interception in 102 of the last 136 outings. OU has at least one interception in the last four games and seven total over that span.
 
• Millard scored his fourth career touchdown and third career rushing TD with a six-yard run in the first quarter against OSU to give OU a 7-0 lead.
 
• Millard's four touchdowns in 2010 equals the Sooners' touchdown production from the fullback position in the last four years combined.

7:59 p.m.
| INT
The second interception of the game goes to the Sooners as Tony Jefferson gets the tip and the ball floats into the hands of Quinton Carter. Again, Weeden felt the pressure coming from the corner and tried to force the ball.
 
7:51 p.m. | Defense Holds
Great stand for the defense inside the 10-yard line to force the field goal from the Cowboys. Weeden appears to be slightly affected by the pressure dialed up by Venables in the first quarter. The OSU offensive line was touted as the best in the Big 12 at protecting the QB. OU's defense appears determined to test that status.
 
7:38 p.m. | Nice View
Nice to see the Sooners score in the east end zone right in between the two OU sections of fans here at Boone Pickens Stadium. Considering what they paid for tickets and their view within the stadium, the Sooners brought the action to the fans on that score.
 
7:33 p.m. | Early Returns
The early returns for the Sooners seemed even more important than usual for this game. Good to see the OU offense composed and effective against the Poke defense on its second drive. Could doubts creep in for OSU fans against their hated rivals from Norman?
 
7:31 p.m. | Touchdown Sooners
Nice drive by the Sooners with hard running by DeMarco Murray and some clutch passes from Jones. OU fans have to be excited here early to see the Sooners moving the ball. On the TD run by Millard, the Sooners used Roy Finch as a decoy and the OSU linebackers bit. Millard went in virtually untouched.
 
7:24 p.m. | Defenses Rise
Both offenses came out and picked up first downs on their initial possessions but both defenses forced punts. The ball returns to the Sooners. Again, many prognosticators expected a high-scoring game between the Bedlam rivals. Coach Stoops in his weekly press conference on Tuesday cautioned against that assumption citing the expected scorefest between OU and Florida in the 2008 National Championship Game. It never materialized.
 
7:18 p.m. | Field Position
Good, high punt for Tress Way. The Cowboys will start on their own 17. Will field position have any impact on this game with the expected offensive explosion from both teams?
 
7:16 p.m. | Going to the Air
Good sign for the Sooners early as Landry Jones connects with Kenny Stills for OU's initial first down of the game. The Sooners appear to be going to the air right from the start.
 
7:12 p.m. | OU on Offense
OSU won the toss and deferred so the Sooners will have the offense on the field to begin the game. The crowd will have an opportunity to welcome Oklahoma to Stillwater right at the beginning.
 
7:09 p.m. | Here They Come
The Sooners are streaming out of the visitor locker room now to the screams of the OU fans situated along their walk. OSU's band has formed lines for the Cowboys to run through when they enter. Smoke is now coming out of the entrance and here come the teams. We're just about set to kick it off.
 
7:06 p.m. | Quick Pics
We posted a quick photo gallery on OU's official Facebook page to give Sooner fans a visual on the pre-game here before TV joins us in Stillwater. Check it out.
 

 
7:02 p.m. | Clayton in the House
We returned to the press box from a brief sojourn down to the sideline to snap a few pre-game photos. We saw former Sooner receiver Mark Clayton here on the field lending the team support. Seems appropriate since current OU receiver Ryan Broyles has broken nearly all his records this season. Both Clayton and OSU's Justin Blackmon have received plenty of ink prior to the game.
 
6:58 p.m. | Pre-Game
The band just completed the national anthem and is now playing the OSU alma mater. Game time temperature was announced at 50 degrees. The fans are now doing the waving of their arms similar to what they do after an OSU score. Hopefully, we don't see that much tonight.
 
6:49 p.m. | Teams Have Exited
Both teams have departed the field for their locker rooms and the OSU band is preparing to march onto the field after Pistol Pete does his thing firing up the fans on a motorized cart.
 
6:47 p.m. | Empty Seats
Unfortunately, there will be empty seats here at Boone Pickens Stadium for tonight's game. The OU Athletics Department was allocated the normal 5,000 tickets for opposing teams under Big 12 policy priced at $125 each (reportedly the most expensive single-game ticket in college football this season). OSU fans can only attend the game with a season ticket purchase. Since the Cowboys have slightly less than 43,000 season ticket holders, an estimated 10,000 seats will be empty in the 60,000-seat stadium. Back in Norman, OU has approximately 77,000 season ticket holders.
 
6:36 p.m. | Back to Tradition
Both the Sooners and Cowboys are in traditional uniforms tonight for the Bedlam Game. Although OSU has an alternative look that emphasizes black, the Pokes are in white helmets, orange jerseys and white pants for their regular-season finale. Oklahoma is in its traditional crimson helmets and white road jerseys.
 
6:28 p.m. | Tight Sidelines
It's well known throughout the Big 12 that OU and OSU fans sit close to the field due to the configuration of their stadiums. As close as Sooner fans are to the field in Norman, OSU fans are even closer. Fans can disrupt communication on the sideline for opposing coaches and players with their proximity. In the corners of the end zones, less than two yards are between the wall and the field. Obviously, composure is key.
 
6:22 p.m. | Sooner Seating
Sooner fans in attendance tonight will be seated on the extreme east side of the stadium (OSU's field runs east-west) against Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU has the fans in crimson in two sections separated by the field. The Pride of Oklahoma is in the northeast corner going 15 rows up. OU's seating actually begins at the goal line and extends roughly 10 yards behind the end zone. They'll be straining their necks most of the game.
 
6:15 p.m. | Motivational Video
Jason Sanders of the OU football video staff told us that the team watched its traditional pre-game motivational inside the visitor locker room here at Boone Pickens Stadium just minutes ago. Normally, the team watches the video prior to departing the hotel but since OU stayed in Oklahoma City last night and had a short bus ride up to Payne County, the decision was made to watch the video at the stadium. From all indications, the team was fired up.
 
6:12 p.m. | Weather Update
With the sun down here in Stillwater, the temperatures will begin to drop from the mid-50s we're enjoying now to the low 40s in the fourth quarter. Best news? No precipitation and minimal wind. The banners are barely moving on top of the goal posts.
 
6:04 p.m. | Live From Stillwater
We're live from Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater as the Sooners prepare to take on the Cowboys at 7 p.m. (ABC). Fans are starting to file in here roughly an hour from kickoff:
 

 
8:01 a.m. | Saturday's Headlines
From FS Southwest: "The Sooners haven't lost in the state of Oklahoma since the beginning of the 2005 season. There's a bit of a perception out there that Oklahoma State has come strong in the Bedlam game, mostly because memories of the Cowboys screwing up the Sooners in 2001 and 2002 are still fresh. However..."

Featured Game: Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State - FS Southwest
 
Mike Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "I've spent a lot of time in Norman over the past decade covering OU football. I've established relationships with several close followers of the program, a few with their own ties that go beyond that of even the avid fan. One, who I'm not going to identify only because during..."

OU or OSU? It's a Tossup - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Sooner Defense Ready for OSU Offense - Tulsa World
Landry Jones Has Stage to Silence Doubters - The Oklahoman
Which Defense Will Step Up? - Norman Transcript
Matchup: Jeremy Beal vs. OSU Offensive Line - Tulsa World
Players, Coaches Sound Off on Bedlam - The Oklahoman
If There Was Ever a Time for Magic - Norman Transcript
Tom Wort Standing By, Blackmon, Kickers - Tulsa World
Five Sooners in Spotlight for Bedlam Game - The Oklahoman
Regardless of What Happens in Stillwater... - Tulsa World
Bedlam to Decide Big 12 South Crown - Associated Press
 

Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World: "There's so much at stake," OSU defensive tackle Shane Jarka said. "We've never really been in this position before, (but) I don't think there's an added pressure. I think there's an excitement factor. All athletes live for games like these." After entering the season with nine new defensive starters..."

OSU Preps for Biggest Game of Gundy Era - Tulsa World
 
OKLAHOMA STATE HEADLINES

What Every OSU Fan Has Been Waiting For - The Oklahoman
Sittler: Jarka, McGee, OSU Never Gave Up - Tulsa World
OSU, OU Similar in Personnel - Stillwater NewsPress
Blackmon vs. Broyles, You Can't Go Wrong - The Oklahoman