In a game that featured a Bedlam record-setting combined 114 points scored, there were a number of crucial plays made by both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, but in the end, it was a defensive play that ultimately turned the game and gave the advantage to the Sooners for good.
After a crazy first half that ended in a 38-38 stalemate, both the Sooners and the Cowboys came out in the first half determined to create stops. Both teams played a couple of solid defensive possessions, but then the scoring kicked back in, and the game continued in its craziness.
In the midst of the mayhem, there was one crucial play that ultimately threw the momentum in favor of the Sooners. With 1:14 left in the third quarter and Oklahoma leading 41-38, Oklahoma State worked its way down to the 3-yard line and was on the brink of scoring. The Sooners had bigger plans as Oklahoma defensive back Will Johnson intercepted Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the end zone for a touchback.
Oklahoma would take advantage of the opportunity and score in just three plays to take a double digit lead. Oklahoma State would fight back, but the Sooners stayed in control, and in the end, they would win 62-52.