“It was kind of ugly and a lot closer than I wanted it to be,” Caldwell said of the match, “but a win is the win.”
Like it has for much of the season, Oklahoma's lineup featured four freshmen who got their first taste of Bedlam on Sunday.
“Nothing can take away the sting of losing a dual like that, but this is not unfamiliar territory to me,” Oklahoma coach Mark Cody said. “I've been in this situation before with building a program, you're going to have highs and lows.”
The Sooners' most impressive performance came from top-ranked Kendric Maple (9-0), who remained undefeated at 141 pounds with a pin over the Cowboys' Julian Feikert.