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Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU holds off Oklahoma State 62-52

The Sooners’ playoff hopes are still alive and well

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re a fan of low-scoring defensive football, this game was not for you. Oklahoma’s 62-52 win over Oklahoma State was the highest scoring Bedlam game in series history. Baker Mayfield set a new school record with 598 passing yards, and Marquise Brown broke the school record with 265 receiving yards. Baker finished with six total touchdowns including a pair of strikes to Brown.

Rodney Anderson shouldered a majority of the load in the rushing game, rushing 21 times for 111 yards and a score. Trey Sermon broke off a 51 yard touchdown rush in the final minute to cement the victory.

The Sooners were able to overcome a monster performance from Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, who ran for 228 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts. Mason Rudolph threw for 448 but struggled with his accuracy, completing just 51% of his passes.

This game was a lot closer than most Sooner fans probably wanted it to be, but as the old adage says, “they don’t ask how, they ask how many.” The Sooners’ College Football Playoff hopes are still very much alive.