Bedlam football game to air in ESPNU marathon

OU's overtime victory ranked as No. 15 game of 2012 season by ESPN
by Mel Bracht Published: July 17, 2013

ESPN ranked the Top 25 games of the 2012 college football season and ESPNU is televising select games from that list. OU's 51-48 overtime win over OSU was selected as No. 15 and will air at 5 p.m. Saturday.

An ESPN stats team, led by ESPN college football research analyst Brad Edwards, determined Nos. 25-6, and left the order of the top five games to be decided by fans through a SportsNation poll on

The Top 5 games of 2012 were narrowed down to: Texas A&M vs. Alabama, Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. LSU, Stanford vs. Oregon and SEC championship: Alabama vs. Georgia.

Short takes

— Fan voting continues in the quarterfinals of the ESPN Ultimate Team of the past 25 years. Ninth-seeded OU is alive after beating Alabama in the first round and will face No. 1 Miami in the quarterfinals. The Hurricane, featuring Andre Johnson, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, logged the most votes for any team in the first round. Other matchups are No. 5 Florida-No. 13 Nebraska, No. 3 Ohio State-No. 11 Florida State and No. 7 Texas-No. 15 Auburn. Fans can vote online at, on the mobile Web at and via social platforms by tweeting votes using the hashtag #UltimateTeam. The Ultimate Team winner will be announced Aug. 6.

— Fox Sports Southwest kicks off its Dallas Cowboys coverage Saturday with nightly training camp shows. “Cowboys Training Camp Today” will air at 10:30 p.m. or after Texas Rangers postgame shows. Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham and Cowboys Insider Mickey Spagnola will host the 15-minute updates.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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