Share “Ranking the Bedlam games”

By Berry Tramel Modified: November 26, 2010 at 10:07 am •  Published: November 26, 2010

Saturday marks the 105th Bedlam football game. Ranking the first 104:

1. 2001: OSU 16-13 — Upset supreme. T.D. Bryant's catch set up Rashaun Woods' TD catch, and OU was knocked off Rose Bowl Road.

2. 1988: OU 31, OSU 28 — Garrett Limbrick's taunting penalty put OSU in 4th-and-16 desperation with 56 seconds left. Still, Mike Gundy's heave into the end zone found flanker Brent Parker's hands. Parker dropped the ball.

3. 1926: Tie 14-14 — OSU's Gordon Peery threw a 29-yard TD pass to Claude Poole with less than a minute left, capping a 70-yard drive that set a standard for early two-minute offenses.

4. 2004: OU 38-35 — It all came down to Jason Ricks' 49-yard field goal with 15 seconds left. The kick sailed wide left.

5. 1969: OU 28, OSU 27 — OU's Albert Qualls sacked OSU's Bob Cutberth on a 2-point conversion play with 1:15 left.

6. 1983: OU 21-20 — The Sooners trailed 20-3 with 10 minutes left. But OU rallied with a series of weird plays, and OU's Tim Lashar kicked a 46-yard field goal to win it.

7. 1965: OSU 17-16 — Lynn Chadwick's spectacular catch set up Charles Durkee's 35-yard field goal with 1:41 left, ending OU's 19-game Bedlam winning streak.

8. 1948: OU 19-15 — A classic battle of conference champs, with OU winning thanks to Darrell Royal's interception and Jim Owens' sack of Jack Hartman.

9. 1966: OSU 15, OU 14 — OSU hadn't won Bedlam at home in 24 years until Cowboys Willard Nahrgang and Charley Trimble nailed OU tailback Ron Shotts on a 2-point conversion screen pass.

10. 1976: OSU 31-24 — Terry Miller rushed for 159 yards at Owen Field and OSU went on to claim its only Big Eight title.

11. 1992: Tie 15-15 — OSU's Lawson Vaughn and OU's Scott Blanton each kicked field goals in the final two minutes.

12. 1958: OU 7-0 — Quarterback Bobby Boyd's 31-yard TD run with five minutes left averted a scoreless tie.

13. 2000: OU 12-7 — Bob Simmons' final game. The top-ranked Sooners held on when freshman Derrick Strait knocked away an end-zone pass to Marcellus Rivers.

14. 1924: OSU 6-0 — OSU's second Bedlam victory ever came courtesy of a TD run by Jim Lookabaugh, who would coach his alma mater to its greatest glories.

15. 2006: OU 27-21 — Sooner safety Lendy Holmes tipped backup quarterback Zac Robinson's desperation pass on the game's final play, preventing D'Juan Woods from a 25-yard TD catch.

16. 1964: OU 21-16 — Bobby Page threw two fourth-quarter TD passes to Ben Hart.

17. 1947: OU 21-13 — In a classic battle of quarterback Jacks — OU's Mitchell, OSU's Hartman — the Sooners won with two fourth-quarter TDs by George Thomas.

18. 1984: OU 24-14 — Teams ranked No. 2 and 3 benefited from dubious calls. Rusty Hilger's second-half concussion ended OSU hopes.

19. 1921: OU 6-0 — Six OSU regulars were ineligible for the game because of restrictions by the Missouri Valley, OU's league.

20. 2008: OU 61-41 — Wild shootout in which the Sooners scored the final 17 points and the teams combined for 1,009 total yards.

21. 1917: OSU 9-0 — OSU finally broke its Bedlam drought, setting off a celebration in Stillwater when a telegraph relayed the news.

22. 1985: OU 13-0 — The Ice Bowl. Tim Lashar kicked two field goals. Spencer Tillman ran for a TD.

23. 1959: OU 17-7 —Two fourth quarter TDs, the first on Ronnie Hartline's 31-yard run, held off the upset.

24. 2002: OSU 38-28 — Hey, there goes Rashaun Woods for another TD.

25. 1977: OU 61-28 — OSU led 28-21 in the third quarter, but Thomas Lott's 80-yard run ignited an avalanche of big plays.

26. 1961: OU 21-13 — OSU's Jim Dillard fumbled into the end zone from the OU 1-yard line, and Sooner Wayne Lee recovered for a touchback.

27. 1923: OU 12-0 — Eddie Johnson's 90-yard interception return for a late TD ranks as one of Bedlam's greatest plays.

28. 1989: OU 37-15 — OSU drew within 23-15 late in the third quarter, but Mike Gaddis struck with an 80-yard TD run.

29. 1922: Tie 3-3 — OSU dominated, but OU's James Marsh blocked a field goal try.

30. 1996: OU 27-17 — DeMond Parker ran for 166 yards and James Allen 128.

31. 1954: OU 14-0 — Quarterback Gene Calame scored on a 1-yard run on the last play of the first half.

32. 1942: Tie 0-0 — OU's Dub Lamb dragged down Oscar Williams a foot shy of the end zone on fourth down in the second quarter.

33. 1930: OSU 7-0 — Hayden “Trigger” Trigg ran 26 yards for a TD on the game's seventh play.

34. 1927: OSU 13-7 — OSU's Ab Wright threw the winning TD pass in the final game between the Bedlam rivals as Missouri Valley members.

35. 1990: OU 31-17 — Cale Mary. Freshman quarterback Cale Gundy's 52 yard TD pass to Adrian Cooper on the final play of the first half sparked OU.

36. 1929: Tie 7-7 — OSU coach Lynn Waldorf, who went 3-0-2 vs. OU, made his Bedlam debut.

37. 1940: OU 29-27 — OSU scored 21 points in the last 3 1/2 minutes to surpassed 14 for the first time ever in Bedlam.

38. 1974: OU 44-13 — With 18 minutes left, OSU led 13-10. But OU reeled off five TDs, including Joe Washington's greatest run, a disappearing act on a 57 yard punt return.

39. 1908: OU 18-0 — Sooners scored three second-half TDs. OSU's biggest threat came on a run to the 10-yard line by THE Ed Gallagher.

40. 1995: OSU 12-0 — Tone' Jones' 47-yard pass to Terrance Richardson set up the lone TD, and OSU celebrated its first Bedlam win in 19 years.

41. 1913: OU 7-0 — Claude Reeds, OU's first All-American, scored the game's only touchdown.

42. 1987: OU 29-10 — Lasting image: Sooner quarterback Jamelle Holieway, with a blown knee, limping into the arms of OSU coach Pat Jones.

43. 1910: OU 12-0 — Harry Price scored on a blocked punt and Earle Radcliffe scored on an onside kick.

44. 1932: OSU 7-0 — Clarence High passed the Pokes downfield, then scored on a 1-yard sneak.

45. 1941: OU 19-0 — OSU was inside the OU 5-yard line six times but did not score.

46. 1960: OU 17-6 — A post-game brawl between OU's Ruf-Neks and OSU students sent 15 people to the hospital.

47. 1981: OU 27-3 — OSU entered with a better record and a higher Big Eight standing, but John Truitt's 3-yard intercepted return for a TD sparked OU.

48. 1933: OSU 13-0 — Gov. Alfalfa Bill Murray ordered the National Guard to serve as ticket sellers, saying he had heard rumors of “misused” athletic funds.

49. 1943: OU 22-13 — In the first Bedlam game played in Oklahoma City since 1919, Rice transfer Bob Brumley scored 16 points for the Sooners.

50. 1975: OU 27-7 — OU's defense dominated. Dewey Selmon stuffed OSU fullback Robert Turner on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line.

51. 2003: OU 52-9 — Bob Stoops exacted revenge of two straight Bedlam defeats. Defining image: brother Mike motioning to the OSU sideline with his arms out and palms up.

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