Oklahoma Football: Sooners' 3 Keys to a Bedlam Win

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Oklahoma Football: Sooners' 3 Keys to a Bedlam Win
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One of the only things that are as rare as an Oklahoma State win over Oklahoma in Bedlam is the number of times the Sooners have been an underdog to the Cowboys.

Official statistics on how many times Oklahoma State has actually been favored in the rivalry couldn't be found, but you can pretty much bet that of the 16 times the Cowboys beat the Sooners it was of the upset variety.

Oklahoma has an overall record of 82-16-7 in the series after last year's thriller in Stillwater. This year is one of those rare times when the Sooners will be an underdog. The Cowboys are currently a 3.5-point favorite to win at home.

This is also one of the rare times that either team will be playing this game at home for the second consecutive year. Thanks to some Big 12 realignment and a juggling of the schedule, Oklahoma State will be playing the Sooners in Stillwater in a year in which this game is almost a must win for the Cowboys.

The 2011 edition of Bedlam football has been broken down and discussed by the media since before the season even started. On Saturday they will fight it out for a conference title. Here are the three keys to victory for the Sooners.

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