Oklahoma State football exorcised some of its Bedlam demons on Saturday night in defeating rival OU by a score of 37-33. Led by a defense that pitched a second-half shutout, OSU snapped a six-game Bedlam losing streak to the Sooners.
With the win, the Cowboys will face Baylor in the Big 12 title game next weekend.
Oklahoma State football knocked off its Bedlam rival for the first time since 2014 with its 37-33 win against Oklahoma to conclude the 2021 regular season.
Here were some of the Bedlam game’s best moments for OSU:
5. Brennan Presley’s kickoff return
OU had just marched down the field and scored after a 15-play drive against OSU’s vaunted defense. It was a rude awakening for Cowboys fans who expected that their team’s defense would be able to stifle the mighty Sooners offense.
With the game now tied 14-14 near the beginning of the second quarter, OSU wide receiver Brennan Presley fielded the ensuing kickoff a step within his own end zone and raced to the opposite side of the field for a 100-yard touchdown.
It was a relief to every orange-clad fan in Boone Pickens Stadium and it was a huge momentum boost for a team that needed it. The score also gave the Cowboys a 21-14 lead.
4. End-of-third quarter stop
OSU had just suffered a disastrous third quarter. A safety was very nearly a fumble recovery for a Sooners touchdown, a scoop-and-score had given OU a nine-point lead, and an interception had given OU the ball.
Just like it has all season, though, the Cowboys defense stepped up and made a key stop in the third quarter’s final minute. The Sooners offense would finish the second half without scoring a single point.