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Bradford, Sooners state their case with Sam-tastic victory
STILLWATER — The Sooner points kept piling Saturday night. Seven, 14, 37, 51, 61. Kept piling for Oklahoma State, too, which made this the zaniest, wildest, highest-scoring game in Bedlam history.
The Sooners won it 61-41, their fourth, count ’em, fourth straight game to crack the 60-point barrier, and their reward for such a show, for such a monumental feat of outrageous football is this.
A Sunday of worrying about and waiting on points out of their control.
“Out of our hands now,” said OU quarterback Sam Bradford, a concept that must be a relief to all opposing defenses, who would like nothing better than to see the ball far from Sudden Sam's grasp.
“All we can do is hope what we've done the last two weeks is enough.”
We'll find out between 3 p.m. and 3:30 today, when the BCS rankings are announced on FOX, and the great debate will be decided. Which will it be, OU or Texas emerging from the Solomonic three-way tie in the South Division to play in the Big 12 title game next Saturday night?
“If 61 points is not good enough, I don't know what is,” yelled OU center Jon Cooper as he climbed up the Boone Pickens Stadium ramp.
If pollsters vote for the most deserving team, who knows? There are solid arguments for both sides, and they've been well-covered lo these many days.
If voters side with the most entertaining, it's Kansas City here the Sooners come. Bradford's electric light offense is the greatest show in college football.
After the first quarter, OU had the ball eight times against OSU. The result: seven touchdowns, a field goal and 54 points.
The gutty Cowboys kept it close for the longest, down 44-41 midway through the fourth quarter, but finally blinked. And the Sooners kept churning.
Bradford said OU wasn't seeking style points with its full-throttle fourth quarter. It was seeking something else. “Honestly, we wanted to score 60 points again,” Bradford said.
OSU coach Mike Gundy gave the Sooners a chance by calling timeout with 25 seconds left. That gave the Sooners another play, and tailback Chris Brown bolted 28 yards on a sweep for a touchdown.
Oklahoma's Sam Bradford (14) and quarterback coach Josh Heupel celebrate after a touchdown during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, in Stillwater, Okla. STAFF PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER
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