Sooners survive wild Bedlam finish, likely headed to Big 12 title game

BY JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writer, jcarlson@opubco.com Modified: November 28, 2010 at 7:47 am •  Published: November 27, 2010

Linebacker Austin Box charged across the Boone Pickens Stadium turf toward the crimson-clad masses, hooting and hollering all the way. Offensive lineman Eric Mensik ran from one side of the stadium to the other, grinning from ear to ear. Safety Quinton Carter high-fived everyone within his reach.

The Sooners had reason to celebrate.

Oklahoma 47, Oklahoma State 41.

This was Bedlam indeed.

A night that promised high drama delivered. Even though this game was tied heading into the fourth quarter, things really got interesting in the final frame.

A whopping 40 points scored in the final quarter, 28 of them coming during the definitive minute-and-a-half stretch.

“I was so pleased at how we performed offensively and made big plays in the fourth quarter when we had to have them,” Sooner coach Bob Stoops said.

After three Jimmy Stevens field goals gave OU a nine-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, OSU answered when Brandon Weeden hit Justin Blackmon for a 15-yard touchdown.

But OU answered right back with an 86-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Cam Kenney.

But OSU answered the answer with an 89-yard kickoff return by Justin Gilbert.

But OU came right back with a 76-yard touchdown pass from Jones to James Hanna.

Twenty points in 92 seconds.

“It was pretty wild,” OSU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen said. “I've never seen it like that on all sides of the ball.”

Box Score: OU, 47 - OSU, 41 Photo Gallery: ESPN College Gameday


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