Kansas City, here they come...

Allen Patrick rushed for 163 yards and the Oklahoma defense stopped Oklahoma State late in a thrilling 27-21 win Saturday in Stillwater. With the win, the Sooners (10-2) clinched the Big 12 South Division Championship and will play Nebraska in next week's title game in Kansas City. OU also increased their all-time series lead over OSU to 78-16-6 (AP Photo)

Kansas City, here they come. For the third time in the last four seasons, Oklahoma is headed to the Big 12 Championship game.

Junior running back Allen Patrick returned to rush for 163 yards and the defense saved the day in the fourth quarter as No. 13 Oklahoma stretched their winning streak to seven games and clinched the Big 12 South title with a thrilling 27-21 win Saturday in Stillwater.

The Sooners (10-2) will play Nebraska (9-3) next Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City in the Big 12 Championship game at 7 p.m.

Oklahoma led 27-14 going into the fourth quarter, but the Cowboys cut the lead to 27-21 on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Reid to D'Juan Woods with 6:41 to go.

The Sooners then went three-and-out on their next possession and punted the ball back to the Cowboys , but C.J. Ah You's sack of Reid on 3rd and 10 forced the OSU punt with 2:12 left.

However, Oklahoma was forced to punt again after three failed running plays, the last on 3rd and 13, and the Cowboys had the ball again at their own 37-yard line with 1:27 to go.

OSU then proceded to march down the field, picking up key fourth down conversions twice, but backup quarterback Zach Robinson's pass to Woods sailed out of the end zone as time expired.

The Sooners gained just one yard of total offense in the fourth quarter, but the running game was going good enough in the first three to establish a lead that would hold up in the end despite being outgained 362-315 by OSU.

In all, the Sooners rushed for 238 yards and were led by Patrick, who had missed the three previous games with an ankle injury. The Conway, S.C. native showed he was healthy and ready to go on the Sooners' first play of the game with a 27-yard run.

He would then extend OU's 13-7 halftime edge to 20-7 when he scampered for a 65-yard touchdown run — the longest run of his career of the season by a Sooner — on the first play of the second half.

Oklahoma's defense was gashed on Oklahoma State's opening drive of the game for a 12-play, 79-yard scoring drive that gave the Cowboys an early 7-0 lead.

But the Sooners responded on their first possession with a 13-play, 80-yard drive of their own, which was capped by a 3-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown, to tie the game at 7-7 with 3:37 to go in the first half.

The Sooners then took the lead late in the second quarter when Paul Thompson capped a 9-play, 53-yard drive with a clutch 13-yard touchdown pass on third down to Juaquin Iglesias. However, Garrett Hartley missed the extra point and the lead was just 13-7.

Thompson didn't have a big day as the Sooners ran the ball 47 times to just 11 passes, but he was just good enough when called upon to deliver the Sooners' a win. Thompson completed 7-of-11 passes for 77 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. OU's offense was also 9-for-14 on third down conversions.

Back to the defense, they gave up five first downs on OSU's scoring drive to begin the game but held strong giving up just one first down the rest of the half as OU built a 13-7 lead.

Another key stop came early in the fourth quarter, when the Oklahoma defense held strong and stuffed teh Cowboys on four straight downs on fourth and goal from the two. On the fourth down play, the Sooners forced Robinson to fumble at the goal-line and the ball was recovered by Demarrio Pleasant.

And even though the Sooner D struggled in the fourth quarter, they finished the game holding the Cowboys 15 points under their season average and 48 yards under their season total offense average.

They also held the Cowboys' running attack, who came into the game leading the Big 12 in rushing at 216 yard per game, to just 119 yards on 39 carries.

With the win, OU stretched their win streak over OSU to four straight games and increased their lead in the all-time series to 78-16-6.

Stats | Notes

First Quarter
--09:49 OSU - Savage,Dantrell 5 yd run (Ricks,Jason kick) 12 plays, 79 yards, TOP 5:11, OU 0 - OSU 7
--03:37 OU - Brown, Chris 3 yd run (Hartley, Garret kick) 13 plays, 80 yards, TOP 6:12, OU 7 - OSU 7

Second Quarter
01:08 OU - Iglesias, Juaquin 13 yd pass from Thompson, Paul (Hartley, Garret kick failed) 9 plays, 53 yards, TOP 4:42, OU 13 - OSU 7

Third Quarter
--14:21 OU - Patrick, Allen 65 yd run (Hartley, Garret kick) 1 play, 65 yards, TOP 0:39, OU 20 - OSU 7
--09:38 OSU - Reid, Bobby 1 yd run (Ricks,Jason kick) 9 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:43, OU 20 - OSU 14
--03:51 OU - Brown, Chris 1 yd run (Hartley, Garret kick) 11 plays, 74 yards, TOP 5:47, OU 27 - OSU 14

Fourth Quarter
--06:41 OSU - Woods, D'Juan 2 yd pass from Reid, Bobby (Ricks,Jason kick) 10 plays, 60 yards, TOP 4:25, OU 27 - OSU 21

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