STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as No. 14 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 47-41 on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.
Jones threw an 86-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Kenney then answered Justin Gilbert’s kickoff return score for Oklahoma State (10-2, 6-2 Big 12) with a 76-yarder to James Hanna 29 seconds later as the Sooners (10-2, 6-2) survived to likely earn a spot in the Big 12 title game.
The division will be decided based on who comes out ahead in the Bowl Championship Series standings on Sunday between the two in-state rivals and Texas A&M. Oklahoma State came in ninth, with Oklahoma 13th and A&M 17th.
Jimmy Stevens’ third field goal of the fourth quarter gave Oklahoma a seemingly comfortable nine-point lead with under 6 minutes left, but the game was just getting interesting.
Oklahoma State marched downfield to get within 33-31 on Justin Blackmon’s 15-yard touchdown catch from Brandon Weeden, then had a chance to get the ball back when Brodrick Brown — who had a highlight-reel tip for an interception earlier in the game — let another pick go through his arms.
Jones connected with Kenney on the next snap, and he zoomed across the field and down the left sideline to make it 40-31 with 3:03 remaining.
Gilbert responded with an 89-yard runback on the ensuing kickoff, but Oklahoma had some more big-play tricks up its sleeve.