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Remembering the Top 20 Big 12 Moments in Sooner History:

At number seven, it is a Bedlam Classic that also featured Sam Bradford’s Heisman Trophy moment in 2008.

Saturday night football on ABC with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit on the call.

To add some context pregame, the Sooners win and it is a three-way tie between them, Texas and Texas Tech for a chance to play at the Big 12 title game, but if the Cowboys win, it moves head to head which would send the Red Raiders to the Big 12 title game.

After being forced to a three and out, Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks picked off Oklahoma State’s quarterback Zac Robinson’s pass on the sideline to give the Sooners a fabulous field position. 

Due to the interception, Sooners runningback Demarco Murray juked his way into the endzone for the game’s first score giving his team a 7-0 lead.

Oklahoma State took their first lead of the game following a 28-yard field goal by placekicker Dan Bailey, and a 23-yard touchdown pass from Robinson to runningback Kendall Hunter making it 10-7.

Oklahoma immediately answers and retakes the lead with a two-yard walk-in score by running back Chris Brown. 14-10 Sooners lead.

A Bailey 44-yard field goal cut the score to 14-13 with Sooners still on top.

Tight end Jermaine Gresham, after catching a couple of tipped passes during the drive, caught Bradford’s pass over the middle for the three-yard touchdown giving the Sooners a 21-13 lead at the half. Gresham finished the game with nine receptions, 158 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

Starting the second half, Oklahoma State drove down the field resulting in a six-yard touchdown from Robinson to receiver Dez Bryant. Sooners went all out blitz defensively and Robinson made them pay for it finding Bryant for the score.

Following Bryant’s touchdown, the Cowboys tried to tie the game up by attempting a two-point conversion, but Robinson lost the football, Oklahoma defensive lineman Frank Alexander scooped it up and ran it back for a 98-yard defensive two-point conversion. The Sooners lead 23-19. 

Next drive with the Sooners showing an empty backfield set on offense, Bradford fired a pass over the middle, and the football went off the hands of receiver Manuel Johnson right into the hands of Gresham who ran it 73 yards for a touchdown stretching Oklahoma’s lead to 30-19. “The Richochet man,” Musburger referred to Gresham after scoring the touchdown. 

The Cowboys fired back with Robinson’s 31-yard rushing touchdown on fourth down to slice the score at 30-26.

On the next Sooners drive, third and goal from the nine-yard line, Bradford scrambled to the right down the sideline, leaped over a Cowboy defender at the goalline going airborne out of bounds at the one-yard line ultimately creating his Heisman Trophy moment. 

The next play, fourth and goal from the one-yard line, due to his injured left thumb Bradford mishandled the snap but was able to instantly pick up the football and fall over the goalline for the two-yard touchdown giving the Sooners a 37-26 lead at the end of the third quarter.

To begin the fourth quarter, once again, Oklahoma State kept coming, and it was Robinson connecting with Bryant for the second time resulting in a touchdown, and converting the two-point attempt cut the score to 37-34. 

Murray’s big kickoff return allowed the Sooners to begin their drive from around the Cowboys 26-yard line. 

On fourth and goal from inside the two-yard line, Bradford found tight end Brody Eldridge wide open over the middle for a two-yard touchdown. 44-34 Sooners lead.

13 seconds later, Oklahoma State’s Perrish Cox’s 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown once again cuts the Sooners lead to three. 44-41.

Back right corner of the endzone was receiver Juaquin Iglesias wide open for the 17-yard touchdown strike from Bradford. Bradford ended the game with 370 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown.

Forcing the Cowboys to punt, placekicker Jimmy Stevens increased the Oklahoma lead to 54-41 with a 27-yard field goal.

About 30 seconds later, Oklahoma defensive lineman Jeremy Beal forced a Robinson fumble lineman Adrian Taylor recovered and gave the football back to the Sooners.

Brown’s 28-yard rushing touchdown gave Oklahoma the dagger as they took down the Cowboys in bedlam 61-41. Brown concluded the game with 98 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. 

This was the Sooner’s fourth consecutive game to score 60 or more points. 

By: Joey Ross