MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–On Saturday night, No. 18 Oklahoma thumped No. 14 Oklahoma State, 41-13, to take its sixth straight victory in the Bedlam series.
Despite having two losses on the season, the Sooners looked like the team of previous seasons. They have now won five games in a row after starting 1-2 and have the Big 12 Championship Game in their sights.
West Virginia and Baylor are the only two teams standing in Oklahoma’s way to another trip to Arlington, Texas.
The Sooners scored on their first three possessions to jump out to a 21-0 lead. Then the Cowboys’ defense stood tall and held Oklahoma to just six points over the next two quarters.
Running back Rhamondre Stevenson went on a tear, helping the Sooners leave Oklahoma State in the dust in the fourth quarter. After a slow start, Stevenson started picking up big gains. He had 141 yards on 26 carries and allowed the offense to flourish.
Two quick touchdowns for Oklahoma made it too much for the Cowboys to recover from.
Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders suffered a head injury early in the game and freshman Shane Illingworth had to replace him. Earlier in the season, Illingworth took over the reins for an injured Sanders and got the job done.
However, he struggled against the Sooners. Oklahoma sacked the young quarterback four times and seven TFLs, four QB hurries and at least two or three batted passes at the line of scrimmage.
Illingworth completed just 5-of-21 pass attempts and had 71 yards on the night.
Redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler had his best performance of the season on Saturday. He completed 17 of 24 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Rattler also added 14 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
The Mountaineers will have their hands full against a red-hot Sooners team next weekend. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 pm (ET). Oklahoma has won the last eight meetings between the two teams.
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