Epic Bedlam Battle Begins - Cowboys Lead Sooners 10-7 In 1st

  • Epic Bedlam Battle Begins - Cowboys Lead Sooners 10-7 In 1st

Epic Bedlam Battle Begins - Cowboys Lead Sooners 10-7 In 1st

Mayfield threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to outduel Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in a battle of two Heisman Trophy contenders. Rudolph wasn't too shabby himself, completing 28 of 54 passes for 548 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Neither of these passers should have to wait long to hear their names called on draft weekend.

There will be so much more than bragging rights on the line when Oklahoma and Oklahoma State get it on in Bedlam Saturday.

But if Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops makes significant adjustments heading into Bedlam, the air-raid offense might not be the story of the day for the Cowboys.

All told, the Sooners piled up 785 yards of total offense as they ripped off their fourth straight win.

In the waning seconds, Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon delivered the exclamation point before a sold-out Boone Pickens Stadium, dashing through a desperate Oklahoma State defense 53 yards for a touchdown.

LSU (6-2, 3-1) will try to shake up the world and upset No. 2 Alabama (8-0) in Tuscaloosa while No. 10 Miami (7-0) attempts to remain unbeaten against 13th-ranked Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1) in the 8 p.m. block of games.

Not to be overlooked was Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph, who lit up the Sooners' porous secondary.

Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown (5) takes off down the field in front of Oklahoma State cornerback A.J. Green (4) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Though his third-and-goal interception late in the fourth quarter gave Rudolph and the Cowboys new life, Mayfield delivered another Heisman statement with yet another spectacular performance on the road.

The stakes are high for the 112th annual meeting of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, a game that had tremendous implications for both schools' hopes of a Big 12 Championship, and their future in the College Football Playoff Picture.