Brandon Weeden is OSU's first all-conference QB; OU's Landry Jones is on the Heisman watch A-lists. Meanwhile, Ryan Broyles is the greatest receiver in Sooner history yet was trumped last season by Cowboy Justin Blackmon, who won the Biletnikoff Award.
Those stars helped stage OU's 47-41 gunfight last November, which is merely the norm in Stillwater.
Here are the results of the last seven Bedlam games at Boone Pickens Stadium: OU 47-41, OU 61-41, OU 27-21, OU 38-35, OSU 38-28, OU 12-7, OSU 41-26.
OU-Texas remains the league's best rivalry. It has the pageantry and tradition and revelry.
But you want a game? You want football that will blow your socks off every time? You've got to go with Bedlam in Stillwater.
In Norman, the rivalry is a little one-sided. OU 27-0, OU 49-17, OU 42-14, OU 52-9. Since OSU's epic upset in 2001, Owen Field hasn't seen a decent Bedlam.
But the Big 12 has blessed us in 2011. The revamped schedule has sent Bedlam to Stillwater two years running.
Which means a new No. 1. This summer, Bedlam — saved for last; Dec. 3 — is the most-anticipated game in the league.
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