No. 21 OSU (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) had their four-game winning streak snapped, and dropped their fifth straight Bedlam game. Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy is now 2-13 against OU, including an 0-3 mark against current Sooners boss Lincoln Riley.
OSU’s Chuba Hubbard, the nation’s leading rusher, ran for 104 yards on 24 carries and scored the Cowboys only touchdown. It was his 10th straight game with at least 100 rushing yards.
No. 7 OU (11-1, 8-1) held the Cowboys in check, and only allowed one field goal by Matt Ammendola in the second half.
The game took a turn after Brayden Johnson’s fumble led to an OU score. That was followed by another turnover, an interception by Dru Brown that would be overturned after Parnell Motley was ruled out of bounds.
Brown, who made his second start this season, threw for 22-for-32 and 207 yards and one interception.
Not being able to score points through the air or capitalize on OU penalties killed OSU in the game. The Cowboys did have a bright spot with Ammendola going a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals and hitting his lone extra point attempt.
The defense gave up 6.5 yards per rush with Kennedy Brooks ending with 160 yards on 22 carries and a touch down. Remember when we said this team struggled against running back this season?
Cee Dee Lamb was kept in check with just four catches for 36 yards. The Sooners did all of their work on the ground with quarterback Jalen Hurts rushing 61 yards on 16 attempts and the opening touchdown. Hurts’ turnover issues were talked about heading into the game, and he didn’t commit one against OSU.
The Cowboys will wait to find out their bowl destination and opponent. It will be OSU’s 14th straight bowl appearance under Gundy, which ranks among the longest streaks in FBS.
The Sooners, the two-time reigning Big 12 champions, are set to play Baylor in the conference title game next Saturday in Arlington, Texas.