Note: Narrowing down top Bedlam moments is a bit of a challenge. What we’ve decided to do is pick five special moments from games dating back to the 2001 season.
Setting Up the Play
Today’s memorable play comes from the same game as yesterday’s memory of the Brodrick Brown/Shaun Lewis tag-team interception. The 2010 Bedlam game featured an Oklahoma State team ranked in the top 10 at 10-1 on the season hosting the Oklahoma Sooners, who were ranked in the top 15 and sitting at 9-2.
The Cowboys came into the game as the favorite, but the Sooners took control early on, and it stayed that way for nearly the entire game. After trailing by 11 points in the first half, Oklahoma State came back to tie it up at 27-27 headed into the fourth quarter.
The Sooners quick took over control once again, and with just over 3 minutes to go in the game, Oklahoma scored a touchdown to take a 40-31 lead. The Cowboys had their backs against a wall, but things took a turn on the following kickoff.
With just 3:03 left in the game, Sooner kicker Tress Way kicked off to Cowboy freshman defensive back and return man Justin Gilbert. Gilbert received the kick at the Oklahoma State 8-yard line, and he was off to the races as he dodged a couple of would-be tacklers and found a crease to take the kickoff 92 yards into the end zone. After the extra point, the Cowboys trailed 40-38.
Boone Pickens was rocking as the Cowboys carried a lot of momentum into the next drive, but it was all for naught. It took the Sooners just two plays to find the end zone again as Landry Jones hit James Hanna for a 76-yard touchdown to give Oklahoma the lead at 47-38 with just 2:34 left in the game. The Cowboys would end up kicking a field goal to make it 47-41, but they were unable to catch up with too little time left.