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Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:44 AM EST
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No. 4 Oklahoma (10-1) at Oklahoma St (6-5)
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STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Before beginning preparations for the Big 12 championship game against Colorado, fourth-ranked Oklahoma has a score to settle with Oklahoma State in the latest edition of the Bedlam Game.

Last year, the Cowboys shocked the Sooners, 16-13, in Norman in one of the season's biggest upsets. The loss cost Oklahoma, which was ranked fourth at the time, a shot at a second straight national title.

Josh Fields tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Rashaun Woods with 1:36 games as the Cowboys also knocked the Sooners out of the Big 12 Conference South Division race.

Oklahoma State sacked Nate Hybl seven times and held Oklahoma to zero yards on the ground.

A year later, the Sooners (10-1, 6-1) are once again in the national championship picture, although they need top-ranked Miami to lose one of its remaining two games.

Should that happen, Oklahoma, currently third in the BCS standings, could be in position to grab the second spot in the Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State is assured of playing in the national championship game after beating Michigan last week to conclude the regular season at 13-0.

Oklahoma clinched the Big 12 South title last week with a 60-15 rout of Texas Tech.

Quentin Griffin rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries for the Sooners. It was the seventh straight 100-yard game for Griffin, who raised his season total to 1,450.

Oklahoma made life miserable for Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, who was coming off a six-touchdown performance against Texas. Against the Sooners, Kingsbury was sacked six times and completed just 15-of-35 passes for a season-low 187 yards.

Oklahoma State (6-5, 4-3) has won two straight and four of its last five, including last week's 63-28 victory over Baylor. The Cowboys are bowl eligible for the first time since 1997 and just the third time since 1988.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 73-15-7. In its last visit to Stillwater, the Sooners escaped with a 12-7 victory en route to their seventh national championship.


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