Oklahoma-Oklahoma State is in fact, bedlam. The epic Bedlam Series between the two schools continues on Saturday as the rivals look to grab the inside edge for the Big 12.
Iowa State and Oklahoma State are at the top in terms of conference record (5-1 and 4-1), but Oklahoma, along with Kansas State and Texas are 4-2 and right in the thick of things. Rather than have a crowded race for second place, Oklahoma State looks to put Oklahoma away for the season.
Oklahoma State alum, former NCAA wrestling finalist, Olympic wrestler and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier did the honors by narrating an epic hype video for the Cowboys.
We’ve got a score to settle.
And there’s only one way to settle it.| #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/R5NB79x8hS
— OSU Cowboy Football ?????? (@CowboyFB) November 21, 2020
“A Bedlam victory won’t erase Gundy’s issues from earlier this year, nor will it put much shine on a record that’d read 3-13 (his record against Oklahoma with a win Saturday),” 247Sports’ Chris Hummer wrote. “But, at least for a season, Oklahoma State will have capitalized against its rival.
“This Cowboy team is built to win a Big 12 championship. All it will take is a Bedlam victory in Gundy’s 200th career game as a head coach against the five-time defending Big 12 champions.”
Gundy was cautious about how much insight he revealed regarding the overall health of Oklahoma State earlier this week, but sounded optimistic the Pokes would be in a better position come Saturday. If Oklahoma State is able to run the table the rest of the way — starting with a Bedlam win — the Cowboys could find themselves in the discussion for the College Football Playoff. The initial rankings release are slated for Tuesday, Nov. 24.
“Everyone knows how important this game is for Big 12 Championship reasons, and just the layout of the rest of both of our seasons,” Stoner said. “Everyone knows that. It’s kind of like one of those things where it kind of goes without being said. We’re in a good spot, we’re excited and the anticipation continues to grow for Saturday.”
No. 14 Oklahoma State (5-1, 4-1) travels to take on No. 18 Oklahoma (5-2, 4-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.