It’s Time For Bedlam In the State Of Oklahoma

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    Updated: December 3, 2014
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    One of the oldest and most anticipated rivalries in the state of Oklahoma is known as Bedlam. It’s an Oklahoma tradition for the state’s two powerhouse universities to go at it annually, and when Bedlam occurs, the entire state is watching.

    The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have matched up on the gridiron since 1904 when OSU was known as the Oklahoma A&M aggies. In that first game with temperatures below zero, OU won 75-0. But over the years, the Sooners have had an absolute chokehold on the series between the in-state rivals.

    Currently the Sooners lead this series 84-7-7 all time, and even though that record is common knowledge around the state, don’t tell that to Pokes fans. In their game last year, the Cowboys were favored to win the big 12, however, OU had different plans and beat the cowboys 33-24 in Stillwater.

    OSU is a team that strives for excellence, but with a young squad and dropping two straight games, it doesn’t seem as if the Cowboys will have much luck as they travel to Sooner nation in Norman December 6th. The Cowboys have the 97th ranked defense in the nation as well as uncertainty at the QB spot, it will be a long game for the Cowboys.

    The Sooner defensive line will look to hit Cowboys freshman QB Mason Rudolph early and often enough to give the Sooner’s secondary easy opportunities for interceptions. Of course the Sooner defense shouldn’t scare them as much as the OU running game lead by freshman sensation Samaje Perine.

    In Perine’s last game at Kansas, he set a new single game rushing record with 427 yards on the ground and a personal best 5 TD’s. OU is expecting to have Blake Bell and standout WR Sterling Shepard back strong.

    There is one Sooner starter that will be a game day decision and that’s QB Trevor Knight who suffered a horrific neck injury in the fourth quarter against Baylor. And the diagnosis was a bad one, Transient Quadriplegia. His potential loss would be huge. Although the Cowboys are not without talent, it’s experience they lack.

    If Knight can’t suit up, the Sooners running game should be more than enough to best the Cowboys. But then again, it is bedlam, and when it comes to this rivalry, anything can happen.

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