Michael and Renee McCormick were among a large group of Sooners fans who congregated along the fence dividing the stands from the entrance to the OU locker room after Oklahoma's 33-24 Bedlam win Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.
“Alabama-Auburn ain't got nothing on Bedlam,” Michael McCormick said as he cheered on the Sooners as they left the field.
The couple from Adair bought the tickets as an anniversary present and never thought about not toughing the cold.
“Are you kidding?” Renee said. “It was worth every penny. That was the best ending ever.”
KNIGHT SIDELINED WITH SHOULDER INJURY
Sooners coach Bob Stoops wasn't sure after the game how severe was quarterback Trevor Knight's injury.
Knight hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder in the final minute of the second quarter when he was hit on a third-down run for no gain.
Knight immediately got up and headed to the locker room.
“With all of the zone reads and option-read type stuff, we didn't feel like it would be right to put him out there again,” Stoops said.
O-LINE THIN AGAIN
The Sooners were once again without left guard Adam Shead and left tackle Tyrus Thompson.
Shead has been out since the Iowa State game while Thompson was injured in the third quarter of the win over Kansas State.
So Derek Farniok moved into Thompson's place while right guard Bronson Irwin shifted to Shead's and Nila Kasitati stepped in for Irwin.
After the game, Stoops praised the offensive line on the whole and Farniok in particular.
COWBOYS FANS PELT SOONERS
After Eric Striker's 3-yard fumble return for a touchdown on the game's final play, the Sooners ran into the end zone in front of the OSU student section to celebrate.
The Sooners were pelted with quite a few snowballs from the stands as they celebrated.
“Yeah I got hit with two,” Sooners nickelback Julian Wilson said. “But hey, what are they going to be mad about?”
Wilson said the snowballs hit him in the helmet.
BARNETT COMES UP BIG
For much of the first half, there was no doubt who the Sooners' most valuable player was — punter Jed Barnett.
Barnett twice pinned the Cowboys at the 1 and wound up pinning OSU inside the 20 three times.
“I try not to think of it any different if I'm going into a preseason game or going into now, but it's definitely something that's in the back of your head,” Barnett said of his role being magnified with the weather conditions what they were.