JENNI CARLSON COMMENTARY — After only getting third-team reps for most of the last couple weeks, Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell turned Bedlam hero again.
STILLWATER — On a day when Boone Pickens Stadium occupants shivered from the freezing cold and shook during a brief earthquake, it figures that Oklahoma’s 33-24 upset victory over Bedlam rival Oklahoma State was the built on unexpected plays and bold decisions.
BERRY TRAMEL COMMENTARY — It's not exactly the end of the world, it just feels like it for Oklahoma State players, who have lost 10 of 11 Bedlam games.
The two are the reigning players of the month for November in their respective conferences, top five scorers and early candidates in the MVP race. After winning the NBA's Most Improved Player award last season, the Pacers' Paul George has established himself, in just his fourth season, as one of the game's best players.
During his Monday press conference, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy dodged the importance of Bedlam.
Saturday, he did so again, even though his team lost an opportunity to win a second Big 12 title in three years.
The 17th-ranked Oklahoma women's basketball team hosts No. 2 Duke on Sunday, continuing its push through a rugged nonconference schedule that has also included Gonzaga, Louisville and a trip to UCLA.
OU REPORT CARD — Grading Oklahoma's 33-24 triumph over Oklahoma State produces high marks all around, especially for some Sooners making triumphant returns.
The boys basketball team has led the charge to show that it is possible to win on a consistent basis at PC West. And this year's Patriots have even bigger goals in front of them.
STILLWATER — BCS politics kept OU out of the Sugar Bowl last season. BCS politics could put the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl this season.
OU's 33-24 Bedlam victory put the Sooners in the hopper for a Bowl Championship Series berth. It appears the Sugar will choose between the Sooners and Oregon to play in the New Orleans game on Jan. 2. And with the Big 12 and the Southeastern Conference entering into an agreement in which they basically own the Sugar Bowl, the Sugar could lean toward OU.
“It can't hurt,” said a Big 12 source Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.
If OU is selected for the Sugar, OSU appeared headed for the Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl, against a Southeastern Conference opponent. If OU is not selected for the
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.