Brennan Clay scored from 18 yards out to give Oklahoma a 51-48 overtime win over Oklahoma State and up the all time lead in the 'Bedlam' series to 83-17-7.
“Very proud of my team and my guys for hanging in there, working our way through a hard fought game and coming up with the plays, in particular, down in the fourth quarter to win the football game,” said Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops who is now 11-3 against the Cowboys.
While Clay will go down in Sooner history as the guy that scored the winning touchdown, it was Landry Jones who owned the afternoon. The senior from Artesia, New Mexico threw for three touchdowns and surpassed 500 passing yards for the second straight week.
"What more do you want from a guy,” said Stoops. “He was fabulous out there tonight. Threw the ball all over, threw it well, throwing bullets everywhere and you're not seeing wobblers, you're not seeing balls that are tough to catch; they're in the right spots. The receivers did an excellent job, too, with them. Protection for the most part was really good, they got us a time or two but with a good team, that's going to happen. But overall, Landry was great."
On the night Jones set several school records. He rewrote records for completions and attempts in a game, going 46-of-71, for 500 yards. He is now first in Big 12 history in career passing yards with 16,124.
"He's been a rock,” said Co-Offensive Coordinator Josh Heupel. “There's been a lot of moving parts around him. I think it says a lot about a guy that knows he is going to have moving parts around him, and he decides to come back. He's a guy that was ready for the top half of the first round [of the NFL Draft]. He wanted to come back. He wanted to be a fifth-year senior on this football team. He wanted to lead it. He's been the rock in our offensive meeting room, in our offensive unit. He has continued to play better as the guys around him have been executing better."
Along with Jones passing records, the Sooners also had three wide outs each with 100 yards receiving for the first time ever. Jalen Saunders had 162 receiving yards, Justin Brown with 146 yards and Kenny Stills finished with 103 yards receiving.
The Sooners (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) never led during regulation, wiping out double-digit deficits in both halves. Backup quarterback Blake Bell tied it with 4 seconds left on a 4-yard keeper on fourth-and-1 after Jones directed the first 16 plays of an extended drive.
The victory kept alive Oklahoma's chances for at least a share of the Big 12 championship. The Sooners could win it outright by beating TCU next week if No. 7 Kansas State loses to Texas.
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