Oklahoma's Roy Finch (22) picks himself off the field as Oklahoma State's Jamie Blatnick (50) celebrates his fumble recovery with teammates during the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
STILLWATER — Joseph Randle ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns, Richetti Jones returned a fumble for a score and No. 3 Oklahoma State throttled No. 13 Oklahoma 44-10 Saturday night to win the Big 12 championship and make its case to play for a national title.
COMMENTARY — With all the talk about a defensive showcase in the BCS title game, Oklahoma State showed it's worthy with one of the finest performances in school history. The 44-10 victory over Oklahoma convinced Bob Stoops' to vote the Cowboys a spot in the national championship game.
OKLAHOMA STATE OFFENSE — The Oklahoma State offensive coaches figured Oklahoma wouldn't be expecting them to run the ball as much as the Cowboys did. It was a gamble that paid off as OSU put up 278 yards rushing.