Bedlam postgame: Breaking it down

OU quarterback Landry Jones

NORMAN, Okla. — The No. 13 Sooners outlasted Bedlam rival Oklahoma State 51-48 in OT, and now Sooners Illustrated digs deeper into this contest.

Game ball goes to: Quarterback Landry Jones. For the second straight week, Jones led the Sooners on a classic comeback drive late in the fourth quarter. This time he keyed a 17-play, 86-yard drive that tied and sent the game to overtime and in the process bled 6:14 off the clock and prevented Oklahoma State from getting the ball back. Also for the second straight week, he threw for at least 500 yards, racking up 500 exactly and three touchdowns on 46-for-71 passing while throwing a pick.

Play of the game: On OU's second snap in overtime, running back Brennan Clay busted through the line, broke a pair of tackles and rumbled into the end zone for the game-winning 18-yard touchdown. It gave the Sooners their second dramatic victory in as many weeks.

Surprise of the game: Call it a pleasant surprise. That is, the Sooners' relentlessness at multiple times throughout the contest. They twice trailed by double digits and twice rallied, the latest time in the fourth quarter to ultimately win it.

The biggest thing we learned: Heading into the final week of the regular season, OU will still have a chance to win the Big 12 Championship and get the automatic BCS berth. A win over TCU and a Kansas State loss to Texas would do the trick.

The biggest concern: Can the Sooners shore up this atrocious run defense. The last three opponents have carved them up on the ground, including this 201-yard outing by Oklahoma State.

Streak count: 7 straight Big 12 victories since dropping the conference opener to Kansas State.

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