Oklahoma Scores Victory in 117th Bedlam Series Showdown!

The Bedlam Series is one of the most storied rivalries in college football, pitting Oklahoma and Oklahoma State against each oher year after year. It’s a rivalry that dates back to 1904 and has continued ever since, with only five times in its history where one team has won back-to-back Bedlams.

The most recent game between the two teams was the 117th matchup between them, which was played on Saturday night. The Sooners emerged victorious with a 28-13 victory over the 24th-ranked Cowboys. This win marks their 89th win in the series out of 116 meetings, with a 43-10-2 advantage when playing in Norman.

Despite not competing for Big 12 titles or a chance at the College Football Playoff, Oklahoma sill managed to clinch the win this time around. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel had an impressive performance, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another.

In 2002, Oklahoma State pulled off a major upset by defeating 3rd-ranked Oklahoma 38-28. While it’s been 18 years snce then, fans of both teams are still hoping that their team will be able to pull off an upset like that again soon! Until then, they’ll have to settle for watching as the Sooners and Cowboys battle it out each season in one of college football’s oldest rivalries.

Score of the Bedlam Game

The Bedlam game betwen the Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys ended with a score of 28-13 in favor of the Sooners. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Sooners to victory.

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Number of Bedlam Victories for OSU

Oklahoma State has won a total of sixteen Bedlams since the rivalry began in 1904. Five times Oklahoma State has won back-to-back Bedlams, in 1932-33, 1944-45, 1965-66, 1997-98, and 2001-02. The Cowboys have had the most success since the mid 90’s, winning seven out of nine games beween 1997 and 2005. Oklahoma currently has a slight edge over the Cowboys with the all time series record at 83-77-7.

OU’s Football Record in Bedlam Games

Oklahoma has won Bedlam in football a total of 89 times, with their most recent victory coming in the 2019 season. The Sooners have dominated the rivalry since 2000, winning 20 of the last 22 matchups. The Cowboys have only won twice since then, both of whih came in 2017 and 2018. Oklahoma holds an impressive 43-10-2 advantage when playing at home in Norman.

OU vs. OSU: Who Has Won More Bedlam Games?

Over the years, Oklahoma has won significantly more Bedlam games than Oklahoma State. As of 2021, the all-time series record stands at 91–19–7 in favor of Oklahoma. The Sooners have dominated the rivalry since its inception in 1904, although they’ve had some tough losses over the past decade or so. Oklahoma currently holds a 1-game winning streak since 2022. Despite recent losses, OU remains the clear winner in this head-to-head matchup between the two schools.

Comparing Bedlam Wins Between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State University (OSU) has won the Bedlam rivalry more than the University of Oklahoma (OU). OSU has a 34-7 all-time record against OU in wrestling, whih dates back to 1907. The two universities have competed in wrestling since that time and have met in an annual series since 1935. OSU has won 32 of the last 33 meetings between the schools and has taken 20 consecutive victories in the series. OU’s last victory came by a score of 25-12 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on February 8, 2009. Since then, OSU has outscored its rival 170-81 over 13 consecutive matches. In addition to its impressive performance over the past decade, OSU also holds a 22-15 advantage in head-to-head matchups since 2007 when it first joined the Big 12 Conference.

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OSU’s Bedlam Victories

The Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma (OU) dates back to 1904. OSU has won the Bedlam game on numerous occasions, with their longest winning streaks occurring in 1932 and 1933, 1944 and 1945, 1966 and 1967, 1997 and 1998, and most recently in 2001 and 2002. According to Winsipedia data, OSU’s overall record against OU in the Bedlam Series stands at 64-95-7.

OSU’s Biggest Rival

Ohio State’s biggest rival is the Michigan Wolverines, who they play annually in the storied rivalry game known as The Game. This rivalry has been going on since 1897 and is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in college football. Michigan leads the all-time series 58–50–6, but Ohio State currently holds a three-game win streak since 2017. This rivalry has produced numerous memorable moments such as “The Spot” in 2005 and “The Strip” in 2016, and it is always a highly anticipated matchup that both fanbases look forward to.

OU’s Record Against OSU

Oklahoma has beaten Oklahoma State 71 times since the rivalry began. The Sooners have dominated this rivalry, winning 90 out of the 116 total games. Although Oklahoma State has put up a good fight and won 19 games, they have still been unable to overcome Oklahoma’s superior record.

The End of Bedlam: Exploring the Reasons Behind Its Absence

The Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State is no longer being played due to logistical issues with the current scheduling structure. Both teams are already full with their respective schedules, leaving no room for another opponent. This is why the two teams have not faced each other in the past few years. Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for teams to find available dates to play each other. With both teams having full schedules and no time in which they can meet, the Bedlam rivalry has been put on hold untl a more suitable scheduling situation arises.

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OU’s Undefeated Year

The University of Oklahoma (OU) had two undefeated seasons during its time in the Southwest Conference – 1915 and 1918. In 1920, the Sooners moved to the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association and continued their winning streak, finishing with a perfect record that year too. This makes 1920 the most recent year OU went undefeated, as they have not done so snce then.

The Largest Comeback in Oklahoma State Football History

The largest comeback in Oklahoma State football history occurred on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 during the Fiesta Bowl, when the Cowboys overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat No. 5 Notre Dame 37-35. This remarkable feat eclipsed their previous record of a 20-point come from behind victory against Colorado in 1979. The game was an exciting and hard fought battle that will go down as one of the great comebacks in college football history.

2008 Bedlam Football Game Winner

The Oklahoma Sooners won Bedlam in 2008, defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys in an exciting shootout. The game was played at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and was the fist meeting between these two rivals since 2007. The Sooners were led by quarterback Sam Bradford, who threw for 387 yards and six touchdowns. The Cowboys were led by quarterback Zac Robinson, who threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Both teams put up big numbers offensively, with the Cowboys leading 35-30 at halftime. In the second half, Oklahoma dominated on both sides of the ball and ended up winning 65-21. This was the first time since 1997 that the Sooners had defeated the Cowboys in Bedlam and earned them a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game against Missouri.

Ohio State’s Loss to Oklahoma in What Year?

The Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Oklahoma Sooners in a college football game on September 24, 1977. The game was played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Uwe von Schamann’s last second field goal sealed the victory for the Sooners, and went down in Sooners’ lore as one of the most memorable plays in Oklahoma history.

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The Bedlam series between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State is one of the longest-tenured rivalries in college football, having been played annually sine the 1911 season. With 117 matchups over the years, Oklahoma has held a dominant 89-20-7 record over their in-state rivals. However, while they have typically had the upper hand, Oklahoma State has been able to pull off some memorable upsets in recent years, most notably a 38-28 victory over the then-ranked No. 3 Sooners in 2002. This year’s matchup saw Oklahoma come out on top with a 28-13 win, marking their fifth consecutive victory over the Cowboys and keeping alive their streak of never having lost back-to-back games in the rivalry.

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William Armstrong

William Armstrong is a senior editor with H-O-M-E.org, where he writes on a wide variety of topics. He has also worked as a radio reporter and holds a degree from Moody College of Communication. William was born in Denton, TX and currently resides in Austin.