Bedlam: Mayfield dominates as Oklahoma takes shootout win in Stillwater

When the dust settled in Saturday’s Bedlam shootout, it was Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners with enough firepower to win.

The Sooners won 62-52 as Mayfield went 24 for 36 with 598 yards and six total touchdowns. It’s the third-straight Bedlam win for Oklahoma.

The Sooners defense stepped up late to stop the Cowboys on their last drive of the game. With just under a minute left, the Cowboys elected to go for it on fourth-and-12 from the 38-yard line instead of kicking a field goal to tie. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph’s pass was incomplete, and the turnover on downs led the Sooners to score a touchdown and seal the win.

The win bolsters Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff campaign, especially on a weekend when many contenders were effectively eliminated after upset losses. Both Ohio State and Penn State suffered losses on the same night, and the Sooners’ win eliminates the possibility for the Cowboys to make a claim.

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Rudolph pushed Mayfield to the career day with his own impressive outing. Rudolph went 28 for 54 with 448 yards and five touchdowns, although failures late in the game allowed Oklahoma to defend the lead.

The Cowboys relied on their run game for production too, with 228 yards and two touchdowns from Justice Hill. Sooners running back Rodney Anderson ran for 111 yards and one touchdown, and Trey Sermon added another 81 yards and a touchdown.

The Sooners now improve to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12. With Iowa State’s loss, the Sooners are tied at the top of the conference with TCU. The Cowboys are left at 4-2 in the Big 12 to battle the Cyclones and the West Virginia Mountaineers for second.

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Oklahoma 62, Oklahoma State 52

8:26 p.m.: FINAL: Oklahoma 62, Oklahoma State 52. A wild Bedlam shootout is Oklahoma’s as Baker Mayfield goes 24 for 36 with 598 yards, six total touchdowns and two interceptions.

8:23 p.m.: The Cowboys have the ball back on their own 33 and are trying to shoot for the end zone with 19 seconds left.

8:18 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! That’s gonna kill this game off. Trey Sermon ran 53 yard for a touchdown. The Sooners lead, 62-52.

8:14 p.m.: The Cowboys go for it on fourth down instead of kicking the field goal, and Rudolph’s pass is incomplete. The Sooners have the chance to kill this game off.

8:10 p.m.: Nevermind. After review, a targeting penalty was committed before the interception was made. Therefore, Oklahoma State retains possession and continues the drive.

8:04 p.m.: Intercepted! Rudolph is picked off and the Sooners’ defense bails Mayfield out from his earlier mistake. There are two minutes left in the game.

8:00 p.m.: Intercepted! Mayfield is intercepted in the end zone. A huge mistake for Mayfield might cost the Sooners the game.

7:58 p.m.: The Sooners face third-and-goal from the 12 after Mayfield is sacked.

7:52 p.m.: A pass interference call advances the Sooners to the 6-yard line.

7:47 p.m.: Mayfield completes a pass to convert on third down. The Sooners are on their own 38.

7:42 p.m.: Wouldn’t be surprising if many more records were broken during this game.

7:40 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! Tyron Johnson hauls in the catch and the Cowboys score to close the Sooners’ lead to three. 55-52.

7:35 p.m.: The Cowboys elected to go for it on fourth-and-12. After review, the catch was ruled a completion. That’s a huge conversion by the Cowboys to stay in this game.

7:27 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! Mayfield completes to Marquise Brown for a 77-yard touchdown. The Sooners are back up by 10. The score is 55-45.

7:22 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! Rudolph finds Tyron Johnson for a 33-yard touchdown pass. The Cowboys close the deficit to three, and the Sooners’ lead is now 48-45.

7:14 p.m.: Rudolph and the Cowboys are on their own 34 at the end of the third quarter.

7:12 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! Mayfield completes to Anderson for a 43-yard touchdown pass. The Sooners lead, 48-38.

7:11 p.m.: Mayfield completes a pass for 36 yards and the Sooners are down to the Oklahoma State 43.

7:07 p.m.: Interception! The Sooners pick it off in the end zone. That’s a huge takeaway, and the Sooners will maintain the lead. They’ll take over on their own 20.

6:58 p.m.: Hill runs for a pickup of 34 yards. The Cowboys are now inside the 20.

6:55 p.m.: The Sooners’ field goal is good and they take the lead, 41-38.

6:54 p.m.: Fourth-and-goal for the Sooners after Mayfield is sacked again. The Sooners will have to settle for a field goal. That’s another huge stop by the Oklahoma State defense.

6:52 p.m.: Interception! The Sooners knocked the ball out of Rudolph’s hands and picked it off. They have a golden opportunity now, with the ball on the Cowboys’ 7.

6:49 p.m.: The Cowboys will take over on their own 3 after a Sooners punt.

6:45 p.m.: Baker Mayfield is sacked twice in a row. The Cowboys knocked the Sooners out of field goal range with two huge plays on defense.

6:38 p.m.: The Sooners get to midfield with a big run from Rodney Anderson.

6:34 p.m.: Oklahoma takes over on their own 6-yard line after Oklahoma State goes three-and-out on their first drive of the half.

6:33 p.m.: The Cowboys take over for the first drive of the second half.

6:11 p.m.: HALFTIME: Oklahoma 38, Oklahoma State 38. An absolute shootout in Stillwater has produced 10 touchdowns and over 800 yards.

6:07 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! Hill dashes for a 30-yard touchdown run. The Sooners were completely off guard for that. We are all tied up at 38-38 with 33 seconds left in the half.

6:02 p.m.: The Cowboys start their next drive on their own with 1:18 left in the half. They can tie it with a touchdown.

6:00 p.m.: The Cowboys defense makes a stand on the goal line and the Sooners settle for a field goal. The kick is good and the Sooners lead, 38-31.

5:57 p.m.: The Sooners are within the 5-yard line after a pass from Mayfield converts on third down.

5:54 p.m.: The Sooners are near midfield. They still lead, 35-31.

5:52 p.m.: These would be good stat lines for an entire game. We’re not even close to halftime.

5:50 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! Rudolph hits Washington again and the Cowboys have struck back. That’s a 35-yard touchdown pass.

5:42 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! Rodney Anderson pounds his way into the end zone. That’s a 14-yard touchdown run. The Sooners new lead, 35-24.

5:42 p.m.: Shootout.

5:40 p.m.: The Sooners are inside the 30 now as Rodney Anderson breaks off a run for a first down and more.

5:37 p.m.: The shootout that was promised is delivered. The Sooners lead, 28-24 with 11:09 left in the second quarter.

5:32 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! The Sooners defense came up huge to force fourth-and-goal at the 2. The Cowboys went for it and the gamble paid off with a Rudolph touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman.

5:28 p.m.: The Cowboys convert on third-and-8 with a huge catch at the Oklahoma 40.

5:23 p.m.: Just like that: Touchdown, Oklahoma! Mayfield completes a pass to Marquise Brown, and he zooms 84 yards for the touchdown. Oklahoma commands a 28-17 lead now.

5:19 p.m.: Here’s how the Sooners scored on their last possession Mayfield to the house.

5:18 p.m.: Touchdwon, Oklahoma State! Justice Hill runs it right down the middle for the 6-yard score. The Sooners still lead, 21-17.

5:16 p.m.: Rudolph completes a bomb to James Washington for a 52-yard gain. That’s what the Cowboys need to stay in this one.

5:12 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! Mayfield takes off on the right for a rushing touchdown. The Sooners extend the lead to 21-10.

5:07 p.m.: The Sooners are inside the 15 with another big play by Mayfield.

5:06 p.m.: A bizarre trick play ends with Mayfield completing a pass for a 16-yard gain. The ball changed hands in the backfield three times.

5:01 p.m.: The Cowboys are on their own 30, trying to come up with an answer on this drive.

4:56 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners! Mayfield completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Badet. The Sooners now lead 14-7.

4:55 p.m.: Oklahoma is into the red zone after a huge pass from Mayfield.

4:53 p.m.: Oklahoma has the ball in their own territory.

4:48 p.m.: Touchdown, Oklahoma State! The Cowboy march down the field on a six-play, 75-yard drive and score on third-and-goal with a touchdown pass to the corner of the end zone.

4:45 p.m.: Oklahoma State is into the red zone after Rudolph connected for a huge gain.

4:38 p.m.: Touchdown, Sooners. Mayfield completes a pass downfield to a wide open Dimitri Flowers for the touchdown. The Sooners lead, 7-3.

4:34 p.m.: The Cowboys punt and the Sooners will take over on their own 29.

4:31 p.m.: The Cowboys will start their next drive on their own 36.

4:28 p.m.: After a review, the call on the field is an incomplete pass. The fumble and the score are wiped away, and Oklahoma will punt from their own end zone. The Cowboys still lead 3-0.

4:27 p.m.: Fumble recovery and touchdown for Oklahoma State. Mayfield threw a pass to the left, it was caught and fumbled by the receiver. Oklahoma State scooped and scored.

The play is being reviewed.

4:24 p.m.: Mayfield nearly hits a receiver in stride but the pass is dropped.

4:22 p.m.: A flag on the Sooners brought back a huge kickoff return. The Sooners will start near their own 5.

4:18 p.m.: Oklahoma State takes the lead with a field goal. The Cowboys lead 3-0.

4:18 p.m.: Oklahoma State faces fourth-and-10 on the Sooners’ 11. They’ll kick a field goal.

4:14 p.m.: An Oklahoma State rushing touchdown is called back after a holding call on the offense.

4:13 p.m.: Interception! Baker Mayfield’s fourth pick of the season comes on the first drive of the game. Oklahoma State takes over inside the Sooners’ 30.

4:10 p.m.: Oklahoma receives the kickoff. Touchback, and the Sooners will start on their own 20.

3:59 p.m.: Minutes away from kickoff.

2:51 p.m.: The game is set to kick off at 4:10 p.m. Eastern.

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