Preview: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 28, 2015
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Bedlam gained even more weight when the College Football Playoff rankings were announced on Tuesday and Oklahoma popped up at No. 3. Oklahoma State will try to knock its bitter rivals off that lofty perch when it host the Sooners in Saturday’s regular-season finale.

The Cowboys’ own hopes for a spot in the Playoff were likely dashed last week with a 45-35 home loss to Baylor, though an impressive win over Oklahoma and some help from around the country could push them into the top four. No. 11 Oklahoma State came up with a stunning win in last season’s edition of Bedlam, when Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for the tying touchdown with 45 seconds left in regulation before a field goal in overtime won it. "The advantage of having Bedlam is that there's a lot of excitement and enthusiasm generated because of the game,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy told reporters. “Fortunately, over the last six to eight years, there has been a lot at stake with Bedlam, even more than it's been over the last 30 or 40 years." The Sooners come in with some momentum after escaping with a 30-29 win over TCU last week to run their winning streak to six straight.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ABC. LINE: Oklahoma -6.5.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA (10-1, 7-1 Big 12): The Sooners are averaging 51 points during their winning streak and got quarterback Baker Mayfield back at practice this week after the junior passed concussion tests. Mayfield threw for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns against TCU before leaving last week’s game and is building a convincing Heisman Trophy resume with 33 touchdown passes and five interceptions to go with six rushing scores. The transfer from Texas Tech is in his first year as a starter for Oklahoma and will be making his first Bedlam series appearance.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (10-1, 7-1): The Cowboys still have a shot at the Big 12 title with a win on Saturday and a loss by Baylor against TCU, and a New Year’s Six bowl is a distinct possibility with a win. “We'll try to stay focused on the task at hand,” Gundy told reporters. “The good news is that everyone in the state will be excited about the game this week, and I can't imagine that our players won't stay focused, prepare and play well on Saturday.” Mason Rudolph is leading an Oklahoma State offense just as potent as the Sooners and did his part with 430 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s loss.


1. Oklahoma CB Zach Sanchez is the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after notching his fifth and sixth interceptions against TCU.

2. Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah is the NCAA active leader with 27 career sacks.

3. The Sooners have won five of their last six visits to Stillwater and hold an 84-18-7 all-time advantage in Bedlam.

PREDICTION: Oklahoma 51, Oklahoma State 48

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Oklahoma 10-1 W6 44.6 20.5 6-0 4-1 8-0 0-0 7-1
Oklahoma State 10-1 L1 42.8 26.4 5-1 5-0 1-0 0-0 7-1

Last Meeting

Oklahoma Oklahoma State
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
12/6/14 OKST 38 OKLA 35 424 304 120 385 112 273

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
OKLA C. Thomas 58.8 120 1 0
OKST M. Rudolph 54.3 273 2 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
OKLA S. Perine 26 151 5.8 2
OKST D. Roland 18 68 3.8 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
OKLA B. Bell 2 59 29.5 0
OKST B. Sheperd 7 156 22.3 2
TDs Player TD
OKLA A. Ripkowski 3
OKST D. Roland 2
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
OKLA B. Mayfield 68.7 3209 33 5
OKST M. Rudolph 63.1 3591 21 8
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
OKLA S. Perine 194 1160 6.0 13
OKST C. Carson 114 466 4.1 4
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
OKLA S. Shepard 69 1114 16.1 10
OKST J. Washington 45 908 20.2 9
TDs Player TD
OKLA S. Perine 14
OKST J. Walsh 11

Quickchart Matchup

Oklahoma Off vs  Oklahoma State Def
544.6 yards
420.9 yards
5 yards/rush
3.8 yards/rush
9.5 yards/attempt
7.4 yards/attempt
Oklahoma State Off vs  Oklahoma Def
492.1 yards
341 yards
3.6 yards/rush
3.6 yards/rush
9.3 yards/attempt
5.8 yards/attempt

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Oklahoma Overall Oklahoma State
10-1-0 W/L 10-1-0
8-3-0 ATS 6-5-0
7-4-0 O/U 7-4-0
44.6 Pts For 42.8
20.5 Pts Against 26.4
Oklahoma A/H Oklahoma State
4-1 W/L 5-1
4-1-0 ATS 3-3-0
3-2-0 O/U 5-1-0
41.8 Pts For 46.5
17.8 Pts Against 23.3
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