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Oklahoma Sooners 58 - Oklahoma State Cowboys 23 - Notes & Quotes

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Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Anytime you can run the football that way, you always have a great chance to win. Sterling had some big plays. Defensively, other than a few jump balls, we were excellent all day. We controlled the run. They weren't able to run the football, and usually when you can control the run game and run it yourself, you've got a great opportunity to win.  I thought that was big for us. There wasn't a ball on the ground on our end all day. We really took care of the football. I thought Austin Seibert, though maybe overlooked, really punted the ball well. It was just an all-around good team win. We'll move on from here." - Bob Stoops on the win

"We felt we had a really good football team, regardless of what the outside perception is. No one knows they're going to win it in January or at the start of September, but I knew we had a good football team — better than what we thought." - Bob Stoops on winning the Big 12

"It's been pretty good here for the last several weeks, and we knew it would be important again tonight. We were really proud that at the end of the game everybody in the stadium knew we were going to run it, we were able to finish them off and run the clock." - Lincoln Riley on Oklahoma's running game

"There's a lot of redemption going on right now for what happened a year ago. Our guys used that to fuel their fire, and it was pretty special." - Mike Stoops on Bedlam

"We've been trying to get better each week. It's about getting better each practice and each game; our leaders and captains are doing a great job of keeping us focused and stressing the fact that we haven't played our best game yet." - Baker Mayfield on improving since the Texas loss

"I'm so proud of this group of guys. I'm just humbled and speechless by what we've done, but we're not done yet." - Ty Darlington on the win

"It feels really good. I had a talk with the offense before the game, and I told them how I came in wanting to win a title. At the beginning of the game, we were ready to do this thing. Everybody bought in." - Sterling Shepard on winning the Big 12

"They're a good team. They've got big, strong running backs that can make plays, and we bounced off of them and didn't tackle well. We made a few plays on offense, but when we turn the ball over, it obviously hurts us. At halftime, I said, 'We got big played, we turned the ball over and we didn't block as well.' That's what it really all came down to." - Mike Gundy on the Oklahoma Sooners

"During the week, we felt like J.W. needed to play more. We didn't really feel that Mason was healthy enough to play the game at full speed and protect himself. We gave J.W. most of the reps, and we felt like that was the best way to go. Then we tried to make a little change there, and in my opinion, Mason wasn't really that comfortable with throwing the football. It didn't work out for us." - Mike Gundy on playing JW Walsh at quarterback

Game Notes

• Oklahoma's win secures their ninth Big 12 Championship in Bob Stoops' 17 seasons. No other program during that span has won more than two.

• OU is now 5-0 against AP-ranked opponents this year. No other Big 12 team has more than one win against an AP-ranked foe.

• Oklahoma finished the regular season at 11-1, marking the 11th time in the 17-year Stoops era that the Sooners have won 11 games and the 13th time they have won at least 10.

• OU improved to 55-27 (.670) against AP Top 25 teams in the Stoops era.

• The Sooners are now 85-18-7 (.822) all-time against Oklahoma State. Oklahoma is now 13-1 (.928) all-time against the Cowboys when both teams are ranked (7-1 under Stoops).

• The Sooners have recorded five rushing touchdowns of at least 55 yards in their last four games dating back to Iowa State (11/7), including two against OSU (Samaje Perine 68, Joe Mixon 64). The last time OU had multiple 60-yard touchdown runs was against Iowa State in 2013 (Damien Williams 69, Brennan Clay 63).

Jordan Thomas' 32-yard pick-six marked the Sooners' third defensive touchdown of the year. The Sooners are now 32-4 under Stoops when notching a pick-six.

• Oklahoma scored 44 points in the first half, marking just the third time in the history of the Bedlam series that OU has posted at least 40 in a single half (1970: 45 points, 1st half; 1946: 42 points, 2nd half).

• The Sooners improved to 51-0 under Stoops when scoring 50 or more points.

• Joe Mixon (136) and Samaje Perine (131) each topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the same game for the second time this season (Texas Tech, 10/24).

• OU racked up 524 yards of total offense, its seventh straight game of at least 500 yards. The Sooners have outscored their last seven opponents by an average of 52-19.

Dimitri Flowers' second quarter touchdown reception was his fourth of the season.

• Baker Mayfield finished 17 for 25 (.680) passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns while running for 77 yards on 11 carries (7.0 average) and a score without a turnover. He now has 42 total TDs on the year against five turnovers.

• Mayfield's 5-yard touchdown pass to Dimitri Flowers in the second quarter gave him 35 for the season, tying him with Jason White (2004) for fifth most by an Oklahoma quarterback in a single season.

• Joe Mixon recorded a career-long 64-yard rushing touchdown early in the second quarter to put OU up 21-10. It was Mixon's sixth rushing touchdown of the year and his 10th overall score.

• Mixon leed the Sooners in rushing with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. It marked his second game this season with more than 100 yards rushing (Texas Tech, 10/24).

• Samaje Perine recorded a 68-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter on his second carry of the game to give OU a 14-10 lead. The score was his 14th of the year and the 35th of his career, tying him with J.C. Watts for the 10th most career rushing TDs in OU history. It also marked his third straight game with a rushing TD of at least 55 yards.

• Perine finished the first half with 121 yards on 10 carries (12.1 average).

• With 131 yards on the night, Samaje Perine now has 11 career 100-yard rushing games, tying him with Steve Davis for the ninth most in OU history.

• Perine moved into 10th place in OU career rushing yards with 3,004 yards on 474 carries. He's the fourth running back under Stoops to surpass 3,000 career yards and the 10th in program history. He became the fastest Sooner to reach 3,000 yards in the Stoops era (did it on 472nd carry; Adrian Peterson is next fastest at 550 carries).

• Sterling Shepard picked up his 26th career receiving touchdown midway through the first quarter on a 4-yard pass from Baker Mayfield, tying him for third most in OU history with Jermaine Gresham.

• Shepard finished with a team-high 10 catches for a team-high 87 yards. His 10 receptions moved him into second place in Sooner history, passing Mark Clayton (221), with 226 total for his career.

Jordan Thomas recorded his fourth career interception and returned it 32 yards for his first career touchdown. The score put OU up 34-10 late in the second quarter.