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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: The first Bedlam game was a wild one, y’all

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Oklahoma’s 1904 victory over Oklahoma A&M set the tone in the Bedlam rivalry.

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It’s time for a brief history lesson.

The first football game between the Oklahoma Rough Riders and Oklahoma A&M Tigers was played in Guthrie in 1904, and it was a weird one. I’d like to take credit for this video, but the smart people in New York made it for us.

The first Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game was bedlam

A frozen creek. A massive beatdown by the Oklahoma Sooners. The debut of Bedlam was exactly that.

Posted by Crimson And Cream Machine on Friday, November 3, 2017

Every single OU player scored that day, setting the tone for a rivalry that currently sits at 86-18-7 in favor of the team now known as the Oklahoma Sooners.

OU Links

  • After moving to a four-man-front on Saturday vs. Texas Tech, D.J. Ward made a huge impact. Find out more about that impact and Ward himself in this piece from Ryan Aber. We wrote about it yesterday, too.
  • It’s easy to focus on Heismans and bowl wins alone, but what does Baker Mayfield’s legacy look like at OU in other ways? Turns out, it looks pretty great.
  • Bedlam will be a matchup between two of college football’s most efficient quarterbacks, who will also face off tomorrow for the last time at this level. Check out how we got here.
  • Two days ago I posted a link about Mayfield’s road record. Not only does Baker do well on the road, the team is ready for the environment.
  • Why is OU/OSU called Bedlam? Turns out, no one knows for sure.
  • I know this is old, but it absolutely has to be shown again this week:

National Links

  • Last evening, Shaq tried to do the #OneChipChallenge without making a face. Did he succeed? Ehhhhh...
  • The ongoing Will They/Won’t They love affair between Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals continues this week after he was granted yet another temporary stay and will play Sunday against the Chiefs. This has been — and continues to be — a nightmare.
  • Russell Westbrook had to change his game with the addition of two new superstars, and it’s working.
  • Do you love or hate the strength of schedule arguments for college football? Read this for details on how it works.
  • Damian Lillard hit a game-winner over the Lakers last night. It was pretty fun.
  • Sports Illustrated predicted the World Series in 2014.

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