#2 OU (7-0, 4-0) vs. #20 OSU (6-1, 3-1)

The Sooners, who are 33-6-5 against the Cowboys in Stillwater, hold the all-time series lead by a 75-16-7 mark. Pictured above: Oklahoma receiver Mark Bradley celebrates a fumble recovery during the Sooners' 52-9 win over the Cowboys last year in Norman. Kick-off for Saturday's 99th Bedlam battle is set for 11 a.m. Saturday morning in Stillwater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Matchup
Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0) at Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1)

Kickoff
11:00 a.m. CST. Boone Pickens Stadium (47,800) Stillwater, Okla.

Television and Radio
Saturday's game will be broadcast by ABC. Keith Jackson (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) and Todd Harris (sideline) will call the game. To listen the OU radio broadcast live on the internet, click the link below and then click the 'audio' link next on the right hand column of the Oklaoma State game.

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The Series
Saturday marks the 99th meeting between the two schools. Oklahoma leads the all-time series 75-16-7 mark. The Sooners are 33-6-5 in Stillwater.

The Rankings
The Sooners are No. 2 in both the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Polls. Oklahoma State is No. 20 in both polls.

The Coaches
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops is 62-11 in his sixth season in Norman. Oklahoma State Head Coach Les Miles is 27-17 in his fourth season in Stillwater. Stoops is 3-2 overall vs. the Cowboys and 1-2 in head-to-head matchup against Miles.

About Oklahoma State
The Cowboys enter Saturday's showdown ranked 17th nationally in scoring offense (35.14 ppg) and 36th in total offense (401.43 ypg). OSU leads the Big 12 in rushing and are 4th nationally in rushing offense (269.43 ypg) but are dead last in the Big 12 and 111th overall in passing offense (132 ypg).

Junior tailback Vernand Morency leads the Cowboys offensive attack and is 3rd nationally in rushing averaging 164.71 yards per game. Redshirt freshman quarterback Donovan Woods has completed 52.7 percent of his passes (48-of-91) for 836 yards, nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. Woods is also a threat to run the ball as he averages 30.4 yards per game on the ground. The Cowboys top receiver threat is D'Juan Woods, brother Donovan and former OSU great Rashaun. Woods has caught 18 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns. Tight end Billy Bajema is OSU's second-best pass catching threat with 12 receptions for 211 yards.

Defensively, Oklahoma State is 24th nationally in scoring defense (17.4 ppg) and 46th in total defense (346.86 ypg). The Cowboys are 59th overall in rushing defense (142.7 ypg) and 50th in pass defense (204.14 ypg).

Cowboy punter Cole Farden is 27th nationally averaging 42.57 yards per punt. Freshman kicker Jason Ricks is 29-for-31 on extra points and 8-for-10 on field goal attempts with a long of 39 yards.

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About Oklahoma
The Sooners come into Saturday's game ranked 10th nationally in total offense (457.71 ypg) and tied with the Cowboys at No. 17 in scoring offense (35.14 ppg). Oklahoma is currently 14th in rushing offense (219.57 ypg) and 38th in passing offense (238.1 ypg).

Freshman running back Adrian Peterson is 6th nationally this week in rushing averaging 146.14 yards per game. Peterson, who has rushed for 1,023 yards so far this season, has rushed for 100 yards in seven straight games, which is only two behind the NCAA record set by Wisconsin's Anthony Davis in 2001.

Senior quarterback Jason White ranks 10th in passing efficiency (158.3). White is 1-0 as a starter against the Cowboys and 22-3 during his career as a starter in Norman.

Oklahoma's offensive line should also get a lot of credit for the success White and Peterson have had this season. The Sooner line has giving up only five sacks in the 225 times the Sooners have dropped back to pass. Senior tackle Jammal Brown has yet to give up a sack, while senior center Vince Carter is grading out at a team-high 83 percent this season. Brown also leads the team in knockdowns with 78.

Defensively, the Sooners are tops in the Big 12 and 6th nationally in scoring defense (12.6 ppg) and 19th overall in total defense (291.43 ypg). Oklahoma is 6th nationally in rushing defense (76.4 ypg) and 67th in pass defense (215.0 ypg).

Senior punter Blake Ferguson ranks 24th nationally in punting averaging 42.7 yards per punt. Junior kicker Trey DiCarlo is 30-for-32 on extra points and 6-for-11 on field goals with a long of 35 yards.

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Miles on Oklahoma
"They're a tremendously talent-rich, tradition-rich, well-coached program. And certainly, that inspires any team that plays them. We look forward to matching our team with there's."

Stoops on Oklahoma State
"Another huge game. The more you win and move down the year the more important the games become. This is a big game in the Big 12 South in our race to be a Big 12 South Champion and to represent the South in the Big 12 championship game. This is a major factor and a major game in that race. We understand the challenge in front of us."


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