Sooners Lead Cowboys After 3 Quarters of Bedlam
Oklahoma’s football team leads Oklahoma State 41-35 after three quarters of Bedlam at Owen Field in Norman on Saturday.
On the first snap of the game, Trey Sermon broke loose for a gain of 60 yards down the right sideline to the OSU 15-yard line.
Three plays later, Sermon scored from a yard out on a wildcat formation and OU led 7-0 with 13:16 to play.
On Oklahoma State’s first possession, Robert Barnes was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty, giving OSU the ball at midfield.
Taylor Cornelius went deep to Tylan Wallace for a 49-yard gain to the OU one, and Justice Hill scored on the next play to tie the game at 7 with 11:59 to play.
Oklahoma answered by going 75 yards in 7 plays, with the big play a 31-yard pass from Murray to Carson Meier.
That set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Kennedy Brooks and the Sooners led 14-7 with 9:06 to play in the first quarter.
Oklahoma State’s response was a 10-play, 75-yard drive, with Cornelius passing to Tyron Johnson, who made a leaping catch for a 31-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14 with 5:30 to play in the first quarter.
Oklahoma couldn’t convert a 3rd and goal from the OSU 14-yard line on the next drive, and the Sooners settled for a 21-yard field goal from Austin Seibert to make it 17-14 OU with 13:37 to play in the second quarter.
It didn’t take long for the Cowboys to answer and take the lead.
A four-play, 75-yard drive ended when Cornelius went deep to Wallace for a 49-yard touchdown and OSU led 21-17 with 13:04 to play in the first half.
The Sooners answered in just three plays, with Brooks scoring on a 45-yard run to give OU the lead back, 24-21 with 11:38 to play in the second quarter.
The extra point by Seibert broke the Big 12 record for career points.
OU forced an OSU punt on the next possession, and CeeDee Lamb returned it 64 yards to the OSU 29-yard line.
Seibert kicked a 36-yard field goal to extend Oklahoma’s lead to 27-21 with 7:22 to play in the second quarter.
Matt Ammendola couldn’t match Seibert, missing wide left on a 41-yard field goal attempt with 4:53 to play in the first half.
Both teams then exchanged three-and-out possessions, then a big play on offense extended the OU lead.
Murray went deep to Marquise Brown for a 51-yard touchdown to cap a four-play, 85-yard drive and give the Sooners a 34-21 lead with 1:25 left in the first half.
With plenty of time left in the first half, it took OSU just 54 seconds to go 75 yards in five plays, with Chuba Hubbard scoring from 10 yards out to cut the Oklahoma lead to 34-28 with 31 seconds left in the first half.
The defenses were a little better in the second half, but OSU took the lead when Hubbard scored from a yard out to cap a 9-play, 60-yard drive and the Cowboys led 35-34 with 7:32 to play in the third quarter.
After exchanging punts, the lead changed hands again, with Oklahoma going 93 yards in eight plays, and Brooks scored on a 5-yard touchdown run as the third quarter expired to give the Sooners a 41-35 lead.
Murray is 19-for-27 for 335 yards, while Cornelius is 23-for-37 for 370 yards.
Sermon has 115 yards rushing on 13 carries, while Wallace has 5 catches for 148 yards.
Marquise Brown has 7 catches for 132 yards.
OU has the lead in total yards, 594 to 448.
The combined 811 total yards in the first half is the most in a half in any FBS game this season.
Oklahoma has won three straight Bedlam games and 13 of the last 15.