Bedlam football: Why this was the best game in Oklahoma-Oklahoma State series history.

THE BEST OF BEDLAM — Oklahoma's 33-24 victory over Oklahoma State is cause for a re-ranking of the top 10 games in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State football series history.
by Berry Tramel Published: December 7, 2013


photo - The Sooners lift up Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) as they celebrate after Striker scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery during the final play of the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. OU won, 33-24. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The Sooners lift up Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) as they celebrate after Striker scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery during the final play of the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. OU won, 33-24. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

In 2010, The Oklahoman ranked the Bedlam football games 1-104. After three classics in the last four Bedlams, it's time for a recount:

1. 2013: OU 33, OSU 24. Two lead changes in the final 106 seconds, both on cross-country TD drives. Clint Chelf, the once-third-teamer hero, upstaged by Blake Bell, the current third-teamer hero.

2. 2001: OSU 16-13. Upset supreme. T.D. Bryant's catch set up Rashaun Woods' TD catch, and OU was knocked off Rose Bowl Road.

3. 1988: OU 31, OSU 28. Garrett Limbrick's taunting penalty put OSU in 4th-and-16 desperation with 56 seconds left. Still, Mike Gundy's heave into the end zone found flanker Brent Parker's hands. Parker dropped the ball.

4. 1926: Tie 14-14. OSU's Gordon Peery threw a 29-yard TD pass to Claude Poole with less than a minute left, capping a 70-yard drive that set a standard for early two-minute offenses.

5. 2012: OU 51-48, overtime. Landry Jones directed a late touchdown drive that was capped by his backup, Blake Bell, on a fourth-down TD run to force OT.

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by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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