Five Bedlam Storylines

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys are all set for the 106th version of Bedlam, and there are plenty of storylines in this one. Sooners Illustrated breaks some of them down.

1. Winner take all--It's not like the teams need any extra incentive for this game, but if they did, it comes from the fact that the winner of this game is the Big 12 Champion. The Big 12 BCS berth is on the line. Winner goes to the Fiesta Bowl. Loser likely goes to the Cotton or Alamo Bowl. Because of that, it's a de facto Big 12 Title Game.

2. The Sooners own an eight-game winning streak in the series--OU has triumphed in every meeting since 2003 by an average score of 43-23. The last time the Cowboys beat the Sooners was in 2002, when they won 38-28 in Stillwater. They also won the previous year 16-13 in Norman.

3. OSU Coach Mike Gundy is still looking for his first victory over the Sooners--The Cowboys' head man is 0-6 all-time against Oklahoma since taking over back in 2005. Despite that, he's seeking his 58th career victory, which would tie him with Jim Lookabaugh for the second most all-time at OSU.

4. Offensive juggernauts take center stage--This version of Bedlam features two of the Top Five offenses in the country. Oklahoma State ranks third at 562.64 yards per game, while OU sits right behind at 547.91 yards per game. Those offenses are anchored by two of the country's most productive quarterbacks, including OU's Landry Jones, who ranks third in total offense at 370.91 yards per game, and the Cowboys' Brandon Weeden, who is in fourth at 365.09.

5. Football powerhouse is underdog again--The Sooners, with all their history and prestige, head into the Bedlam game yet again as an underdog. It's the third straight year Oklahoma State has been the favorite in this rivalry, and they're a 3-point favorite this time. OU, of course, has won those previous two as underdogs, including 27-0 and 47-41 wins in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

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