Things are starting to pick up nationally with Bedlam. The rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are starting to generate as much fun on the field as it is on message boards between the two rabid fanbases.
What both schools have been able to do so well is get quality players from within the state. It certainly helps to get the blue chip recruits from across the nation. But sometimes it's just good to get the players who know what Bedlam is about and how nasty it is.
Here is a look at some of those guys for the Cowboys.
Defensive tackle Calvin Barnett (Tulsa Booker T. Washington)
This is what everybody expected out of Barnett coming out of high school. Nobody is shocked at his production and his ability to disrupt everything inside. Barnett has 25 tackles, including seven for loss this season and has also forced a fumble. OU center Gabe Ikard said he knows Barnett is going to be one of the biggest challenges the line has faced this season.
Quarterback Clint Chelf (Enid)
Chelf is an incredible story of perseverance, somebody who absolutely has never thrown in the towel. It has paid off, and he's become a big leader for OSU. He has rushed for 305 yards with six touchdowns and shown a great ability to find the holes. In the passing game, he is 112-of-199 for 1,592 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Safety Daytawion Lowe (Midwest City Carl Albert)
OU never showed much interest in Lowe. It felt like a mistake then, and it still feels that way now as Lowe has been one of the more consistent performers for the Cowboys during his time at OSU. This year has been no different with 71 tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions. A lingering memory last year is Lowe being run over by Brennan Clay for the game-winner in overtime so no doubt he wants to erase that one Saturday.
Wide receiver Tracy Moore (Tulsa Union)
Moore seemed like he would grow into a beast at tight end coming out of Union. That never really materialized, but he still has had some memorable moments with the Cowboys. Right now he currently leads all receivers with six touchdowns and has 42 receptions for 595 yards, averaging more than 14 yards per catch.
Cornerback Kevin Peterson (Wagoner)
Peterson's season has been rocky at times, but it's starting to come together for the one-time OU commit. He has 21 tackles this season with four pass breakups and one interception. Saturday will be an interesting time to see if OU tries to target Peterson to see where his confidence is.
Running back Jeremy Smith (Tulsa Union)
It's ingrained into everybody's mind now: 15 carries for 1 yard in the loss to West Virginia. But Smith has been able to pick himself up and still be a vital contributor to the team. He has rushed for 400 yards with nine touchdowns and seemed to be inspired two weeks ago in the huge win against Baylor.