The Sooners got a big win on Saturday against Oklahoma State. It was Brent Venables’ first win over a rival and first in the Bedlam series for the first-year head coach.
With the win, the Sooners earned bowl eligibility and kept their postseason streak alive, which dates back to 1998.
After Oklahoma’s offense scored 28 points in the first quarter, they went quiet, but the Sooners’ defense played one of their best games of the season. Their performance, which included four interceptions and six sacks, provided a glimpse of what’s possible for the Oklahoma Sooners under Brent Venables.
In the wake of Oklahoma’s Bedlam win, Brent Venables was included in CBS Sports “winners” of week 12.
Perhaps no one in college football needed a win more than Venables. The Sooners already clinched their first losing record in conference play since 1998 and most regular season losses since 2009, but the Bedlam winning streak is back after the Sooners shellacked Oklahoma State 28-13. Oklahoma let out some demons in the first quarter, jumping out to a 28-0 lead it would never relinquish. Things got a little hairy down the stretch as the Sooners offense completely collapsed, but the lead was large enough that Venables’ Sooners clinched the win and a bowl appearance. There’s plenty of issues to clean up, but Oklahoma will happily take the state championship trophy in what has otherwise been a miserable season. – Shehan Jeyarajah, CBS Sports
Life isn’t always about how you start something but how you finish. And the Oklahoma Sooners getting a win over Oklahoma State provides them with an opportunity to finish the 2022 season strong.
Oklahoma’s building something and getting a win in the final home game of the season, in primetime, over one of your biggest rivals on a night when you had a number of the best recruits over the next three recruiting classes present for the contest.
The Sooners put their best foot forward on Saturday night, highlighting the potential of Oklahoma Football under Brent Venables moving forward.
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