This week's edition of Bedlam will pit the nation's two best receivers against one another in Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles.
Both players were raised in Oklahoma, Broyles in Norman, Blackmon in Ardmore.
But only Broyles received a scholarship offer from the Sooners, something coach Bob Stoops lamented Tuesday during his weekly news conference.
â€œI'm still mad a coach (Kevin) Sumlin, our receiver coach at the time, for not going with him,â€ Stoops said half-jokingly. â€œBut ultimately, too, you say it's my fault. I put too much trust in his opinion.â€
Sumlin is now the head coach at Houston. Ironically, Sumlin's first offensive coordinator, Dana Holgorsen, is now the offensive coordinator at OSU.
Just a redshirt sophomore, Blackmon enters Bedlam leading the nation with 1,560 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, while not one of the three wideouts OU did sign in that 2008 recruiting class will be on the field Saturday.
Josh Jarboe was booted off the team before his first practice after a YouTube video surfaced of him rapping about shooting people, just a few months after being slapped with a gun charge.
Jameel Owens transferred to Tulsa before his sophomore season.
And Dejuan Miller, who was beginning to come on this year, suffered a season-ending knee injury the week of the Missouri game.
SOONER D-LINE COMING TOGETHER
Due to inexperience along with injuries, OU's defensive line has had its problems.
But Saturday at Baylor, spearheaded by several lineup changes, the unit had arguably its best performance of the season.
Ronnell Lewis got his first start of the year at defensive end and responded by returning an interception for OU's first defensive touchdown of the season.
â€œRonnell really played well and seems to be getting a feel for everything, which is a big plus, too,â€ Stoops said.
Pryce Macon, whose normal position is end, started at tackle and also played well. The Sooners also started Jamarkus McFarland at the other tackle, and got a big boost off the bench from tackle Casey Walker, who's been out since the fourth week of the season.
â€œJamarkus is really doing a nice job and is starting to come on the last couple games. That's exciting, because he works hard at it,â€ Stoops said. â€œCasey did well. He held up fine. He practiced all week and hasn't missed anything. That's a positive.â€
FINCH, BOX GOOD TO GO
Stoops said Tuesday both running back Roy Finch and linebacker Austin Box continue to be on track to play Saturday.
â€œIt's highly unlikelyâ€ that would change, Stoops said. â€œYou never know what happens in practice, but I don't see that happening.â€
Finch is coming off a head injury. Box, an ankle injury.
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables said after Tuesday's practice that Box â€œlooked great.â€
LEPAK AN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
Offensive lineman Brian Lepak has been named to the 49-member ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Football Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Lepak carries a 3.86 grade-point average with a major in Finance. He is the third Sooner to make the team over the last three seasons, joining quarterback Sam Bradford and running back DeMarco Murray.