If you showed up to Bedlam looking for a taste of points, you spent the afternoon drinking from a fire hose. If you wanted a showdown between two of the nation's best quarterbacks, you had to settle for 598 yards from Baker Mayfield, 448 yards from Mason Rudolph and 10 combined touchdown passes.
No. 5 Oklahoma beat No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52 in a win in Stillwater that featured plenty of weirdness, like the game swinging on an odd review and both quarterbacks throwing interceptions on their final throws of the game.
And yes, Mayfield started the day talking trash to fans and did plenty to assure he ended the day with the same bragging rights he woke up with. He's 3-0 in Bedlam all-time, and barring a Big 12 title game rematch, he'll end his career undefeated against his in-state rival.
When it was over, the Sooners seized the inside track to the Big 12 title game, Mayfield improved to 13-0 in true road games as a Sooner and Oklahoma State's Bedlam woes continued. Mike Gundy has been the Cowboys' head coach since 2005, but he dropped to just 2-10 in the rivalry on Saturday, giving him one more win than Sooners rookie Lincoln Riley.
The two teams combined for 76 first-half points and 1,446 total yards of offense, but both defenses got stops late to swing the game against unstoppable quarterbacks.
The Sooners led by three with three minutes to play at the Oklahoma State 12 when Cowboys linebacker Chad Whitener picked off Mayfield at the goal line, dumping a metric ton of hope onto the sidelines and the orange-clad crowd at Boone Pickens Stadium.
It was short-lived. The Sooners intercepted Mason Rudolph five plays later on third-and-20, but after initially ruling a targeting penalty occurred after the interception, officials reversed the decision, upheld the targeting flag and gave possession back to the Cowboys.
Targeting by Oklahoma's Johnson after the interception. Defense should keep the football. Under review. pic.twitter.com/y8GYGRKMl1- OneMoTime (@OneMoTime5) November 5, 2017
The Sooners' offense held on the next set of downs after Rudolph's deep ball down the right sideline for Tyron Johnson sailed over his head on fourth down. Trey Sermon then sealed the Oklahoma win with a 53-yard touchdown run two plays later, and Rudolph ended the game with the indignity of a Hail Mary interception as time expired.
Oklahoma State was left staring at a steep, uphill road to play for the Big 12 title as the rest of us examined the damage both offenses did to the scoreboards and record books on Saturday.
Mayfield finished with a school-record 598 passing yards, completing 24 of 36 with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He had a record 387 yards in the first half alone. Marquise Brown's 265-yard receiving day with two scores on just nine catches set another Oklahoma record. Oklahoma State's Justice Hill rolled up 228 rushing yards and two scores to break Barry Sanders' school record. The 117 combined points were the most in the history of the rivalry. Mayfield averaged more than 16 yards per attempt and likely sprinted to the front of a crowded field of Heisman Trophy contenders.
There were no flag plants or postgame histrionics from Mayfield on Saturday. He didn't need them. His performance and reputation in the rivalry said everything that needed to be said.