• OSU Football: Big Game James Hits Mark

    john helsley | Updated: 1 hr ago

    When Cowboys receiver James Washington streaked 72 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, the sophomore passed the 1,000-yard mark receiving for the season. “It just shows that I guess hard work pays off,” Washington said. “I work hard in practice all the time. I do what the coaches tell me to do. And I just try to do what I can to help my team win, really. That’s what it comes down to.” Washington entered the game with 908 yards receiving, then led the Cowboys with seven catches for 169 yards. He became the first OSU receiver to reach that mark since Josh Stewart in 2012. “I never kept up with any numbers,” Washington said. “I just try to win, every game.

  • OSU Football: Gundy Stresses Perspective

    john helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The 58-23 final score put a damper on the night and dashed, early, hopes of a Big 12 championship that surged to life when TCU knocked off Baylor Friday night. The Cowboys have now lost two games in a row, too, after a 10-0 start, falling to Baylor and Oklahoma. So some shine is coming off the Cowboys. Gundy said he hopes his players will maintain perspective on what they have accomplished, rather than what they did not late in the season. “Tonight, I was disappointed because the score and the way it ended will take away some from the players and what they were able to accomplish this year,” Gundy said. “Selfishly, being the coach of these guys, they lost to two teams that are ranked

  • OSU FOOTBALL: Ogbah's Senior Night?

    john helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Going back to the preseason, Cowboys junior Emmanuel Ogbah seemed destined for a jump to the NFL. At Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, he even allowed a slip, while talking about mentoring a young group of backups. “I help in those areas,” Ogbah said. “And they realize they need to step up, because there are other guys who are leaving soon. Guys like Jarrell Owens, he knows he has to step up to the plate next year when I’m… well, when I’m gone.” Saturday, Ogbah made his move official, taking part in Senior Night festivities at Boone Pickens Stadium. The defensive end, the reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, is having a strong season, leading the Big 12 in

  • OSU football: Cowboys Kevin Peterson says 'we don't want to go out like that'

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma State defensive back Kevin Peterson played his final game inside Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday in the Cowboys' 58-23 loss to Oklahoma. The Wagoner native talked about his career at Oklahoma State after the game. Q: Can you reflect on your career at OSU? A: It's been amazing. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. It's been the best four years of my life, and I've met some of the best friends I'll ever have here so I have no regrets for coming here. What was it like to hear your name on Senior Night? It just hit me all at once. I usually just bottle it up, but it just kind of hit me. I was walking out there, and I knew my parents were going to be there, seeing the same thing I see for the first time.

  • OSU football report card: Bedlam ends in disappointment for the Cowboys

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    A disappointing end to a solid season for the Cowboys.

  • OU Football: Sooners win Big 12 title, displaying promise of even more

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — OSU cornerback Michael Hunter, in obvious man-to-man coverage, took off running with Dede Westbrook, and Hunter was a man on a mission. Hunter stayed with Westbrook as he zipped down the sideline. Excellent pass defense. Except it wasn't a pass. Samaje Perine took a handoff, zipped through a big hole and was running in Westbrook's wake. The 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter gave the Sooners the lead for good, and Hunter never saw him coming. Cut him some slack.

  • Bedlam football: Cowboys' defense wears thin in 58-23 beatdown at hands of the Sooners

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — As the Sooners sprinted, leaped and back-flipped — yes, back-flipped — around them, the Cowboys trudged off the Boone Pickens Stadium turf. This was a worn down bunch. A 58-23 beatdown in Bedlam can have that effect. But the wear and tear evident Saturday night was not just a product of one game. It wasn't all that along ago that we were talking about this being one of Oklahoma State's best defenses, but these past few weeks, we watched them wear thinner and thinner. In what was supposed to be a Bedlam for the ages, Oklahoma ran over, through, around and by that defense. "They big played us, they broke tackles, and they were able to rush the football and we weren't," Cowboy coach Mike

  • OU Football: Baker Mayfield delivers 'Heisman moment' with a block

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com   | Updated: 14 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Joe Mixon took a handoff and glided to his left in search of blockers. The Oklahoma running back spun 360 degrees, slipped out of an arm tackle and changed directions before he finally found one. Quarterback Baker Mayfield thrust his palms into cornerback Ashton Lampkin's chest, knocking him to the ground and springing Mixon free for a 66-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. A couple hours later, after all the celebrating of 58-23 win over Oklahoma State, center Ty Darlington summed it up: “There's your Heisman moment right there.” On a night when just about everything went the Sooners' way, the last thing anyone in crimson and cream wanted to see was their recently concussed

  • OSU football: Injury limits quarterback Mason Rudolph to one disastrous series

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph made his 2015 Bedlam debut midway through the second quarter facing a double-digit deficit. A hopeful home crowd roared as he ran across the frozen turf. One-year removed from his Norman heroics, Rudolph and his bum foot replaced J.W. Walsh. Rudolph's first pass hit receiver David Glidden for no gain. His second throw fell incomplete to Jhajuan Seales. Rudolph took a third shotgun snap, stepped forward in the pocket to avoid an Eric Striker edge rush, and saw a streaking Marcell Ateman down the near sideline. But instead of adding yet another magical chapter of a budding storybook career, Rudolph soft-tossed a floater that fell five yards short of Ateman.

  • Bedlam football: OU's Jordan Thomas says 'We had a lot of unfinished business after last year'

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Jordan Thomas intercepted two passes in the Sooners' 58-23 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma State. One of those picks was returned for a second-quarter touchdown that put OU up 34-10. After the game, Thomas spoke to reporters about his touchdown, the Sooners' goals this season and the pregame vibe he got from his teammates. Q: Can you take us through your touchdown? We were in a Cover 2 look, and I kinda jammed the guy off the line. The quarterback threw it right to me, and after that I had a convoy. I just walked right into the end zone. How important was this game considering last season's struggles? It was huge. We had a lot of unfinished business after last year,

  • Bedlam football: Baker Mayfield leads Sooners to win over Oklahoma State, Big 12 title and likely spot in College Football Playoffs

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 15 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 5 Oklahoma beat No. 9 Oklahoma State 58-23 on Saturday night to take the Big 12 title and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff. Mayfield was knocked out of the previous game with a concussion, but he was fearless against the Cowboys, rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown. The Sooners (11-1, 8-1 Big 12, No. 3 CFP) gained 524 yards, including 344 on the ground, to claim their third win over a ranked opponent in three weeks. Jordan Thomas intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown for the Sooners. J.W. Walsh passed for 325 yards and two scores, and James Washington caught seven passes for 169 yards for the

  • Bedlam football: Oklahoma rolls to win over OSU, makes final statement for College Football Playoffs

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    STILLWATER—The resume is done. Now all there is for Oklahoma to do is wait. The No. 3 Sooners made their final case to be included in the College Football Playoff on Saturday night, with a 58-23 Bedlam rout in front of 58,231 at Boone Pickens Stadium. After Oklahoma polished off the win, wide receivers Michiah Quick and Durron Neal did backflips in celebration. OU quarterback Baker Mayfield made his final Heisman Trophy push with a strong performance a week after suffering a concussion while Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was mostly sidelined with a foot injury that led to J.W. Walsh starting and playing the majority of the game.

  • Bedlam football: A look at Oklahoma's 58-23 win over Oklahoma State by the numbers

    By Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel, Columnists | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Here is a look at Oklahoma's 58-23 win over Oklahoma State by the numbers: 3: Times that OU has scored 40 or more points in a half vs. OSU (45, first half, 1970; 44, first half, 2015; 42, second half, 1946) 5: Touchdown runs of 50 yards or more this season for OU running back Samaje Perine, including a 68-yarder against OSU. 10: Teams in the day's feature game that have lost this season after being picked to win by Lee Corso on ESPN's College GameDay, including OSU on Saturday. 11: First-quarter snaps for OU to OSU's 23, but the Sooners had a 14-10 lead after the period. 20: Interceptions for the Sooner defense in the past nine games, including two Saturday by Jordan Thomas.

  • The 10 best signs from College GameDay in Stillwater

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 15 hr ago

    ESPN's hit pregame show College GameDay made its way to Stillwater on Saturday morning in advance of this year's highly-anticipated and highly-significant Bedlam game. It was the first time GameDay has been to Stillwater since 2013 but the first time since 2010 that the show has broadcast from Bedlam. This year, fans from both sides of the rivalry brought it with their best and most creative signs. Here are the 10 best from Saturday morning.[pagebreak] No. 10: Clash of country music titans Fighting words in

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 20 hr ago

    It's finally here. Bedlam! This year's game is a big one, as the Big 12 title and a potential spot in the College Football Playoff is on the line. Follow up-to-the-minute-updates on tonight's showdown from our Thunder coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Media report: Boone Pickens unable to attend Bedlam game due to weather conditions

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 20 hr ago

    STILLWATER — The man whose name graces Oklahoma State's football stadium makes a point to attend every home game played on its turf. However, Boone Pickens won't be in attendance Saturday night for Bedlam, according to a report from John Hoover of the Tulsa World. Mike Holder just told me some #okstate fans flying to tonight's #Bedlam game can't make it cuz of ice -- including @boonepickens himself. — John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) November 28, 2015 Ice storms blanketed much of the state late Friday and early Wednesday, but conditions are expected to somewhat improve for the 7 p.m. kickoff. The National Weather Service provided the following forecast: Rain likely

  • Oklahoma State football: Lee Corso picks the Cowboys, the best signs and more highlights from ESPN's College GameDay in Stillwater

    Kyle Fredrickson | Yesterday

    STILLWATER — Lee Corso whispered into Kirk Herbsreit's ear moments before choosing between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma on the set of ESPN's College GameDay on Library Lawn. "Could I pull the trigger again? ... Yes I can!" Chaos followed with Corso shooting pistols and and a shotgun before a sea of freezing and screaming OSU fans. Here were some of the best signs from the crowd. Then, there was this guy. // Here's what ESPN's analysts had to say about the matchup.

  • OSU basketball: Happy returns for Leyton Hammonds, Cowboys

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Hammonds produced a career-high scoring effort by halftime and finished with 20 points, leading Oklahoma State past Long Beach State for the second time in six days, this time 79-73 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • OU vs. OSU football: Bedlam foes on the field; Bedlam bros on the beach

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Ahead of the annual Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam game, it may be hard for some fans to wrap their heads around a photo of rival quarterbacks spending spring break together on a Florida beach.

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Mason Rudolph has played his best entering Bedlam despite questions surrounding health

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Coach Mike Gundy called it “a little ankle sprain” on Monday. Reports have since surfaced that Rudolph might have a broken bone. He was not made available for an interview with The Oklahoman this week.