For the second straight season, Oklahoma has to travel into enemy territory and secure a victory with their conference title hopes on the line. Last season, Oklahoma State and OU met for the Big 12 South title, this season the two teams will meet for the Big 12 Championship and a BCS berth.
As the Cowboys’ program has risen to a higher level on the college football landscape, Boone Pickens Stadium has become an increasingly difficult place to play.
OU running back Roy Finch didn’t fully understand the passion of the Bedlam rivalry until his first Bedlam game in Stillwater last year.
“The fans hate us up there,” Finch said. “Their fans were saying some of the most disguisting things you can say to a player. The energy is going to be very high, we just have to feed off the negative energy they give us.”
Told his freshman teammate Brandon Williams considered it just another game, Finch’s response was quick and honest.
“That’s a young freshman comment,” he said laughing. “He’s going to learn in this game.”