Before the start of this season Sports Illustrated labeled Oklahoma's defense 'so good it's scary' on the cover of their football preview issue.
Saturday in Stillwater, the OU defense was 'so bad it was scary' in the Cowboys' 38-28 Bedlam win over the Sooners in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State carved up the Sooner defense for 506 yards of total offense, mainly behind the arm of Josh Fields and the feet of Rashaun Woods. Oklahoma's defense came into the game ranked third in the nation in scoring defense only giving up 14 points per game.
Fields completed 18 of 27 passes for 357 yards and four touchdown passes. Three of his four touchdown passes were to Woods in the first half. Woods finished with 13 catches for a school record 226 yards receiving.
Behind the Fields-Woods combo, Oklahoma State took a 28-6 lead into the locker room.
The Cowboys pushed the lead to 35-6 on the opening possession of the second half with a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charlie Johnson.
Nate Hybl hit Brandon Jones in the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to cut OU's lead to 35-14. Hybl then found Trent Smith in the middle of the end zone for a 13-yard pass and catch to cut the lead to fourteen points with just under 12 minutes to play in the game.
That's when Oklahoma State's offense took over the game with an impressive seven minute drive that resulted in a Luke Phillips 40-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 17-point lead at 38-21.
Hybl quickly led the Sooner offense down the field and found Smith again in the end zone for a 9-yard score. But it was too little too late as Oklahoma's onside kick attempt went off the hands of Will People's and OSU ran out the clock.
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