NORMAN, Okla. – Spencer Rattler wanted to show out at Bedlam.
The freshman came through. He passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 18 Oklahoma beat No. 14 Oklahoma State 41-13 on Saturday night.
“I told myself I needed a big game, especially in this one,” Rattler said. “I went out there and trusted the process. Guys around me played really well and helped me out. O-line blocked well, receivers caught the ball, defense played well. It’s not just me out there. Everybody played well and that contributed to the stat sheet.”
Rattler helped the Sooners boost their chances of winning a sixth straight Big 12 championship. Iowa State leads the way with just one conference loss, and Oklahoma State joined Oklahoma and Texas with two league losses in the race to qualify for the Big 12 championship game.
Rhamondre Stevenson ran for a career-high 141 yards, and Theo Wease caught two touchdown passes for the Sooners in their fifth consecutive victory. Oklahoma (6-2, 5-2) won its sixth straight in the series and extended its November winning streak to 23 dating to 2014.
The Sooners did it in front of a crowd limited to 25% of capacity because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It didn’t sound limited.
“That place was rocking,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. “I don’t care how many people were in here. The guys played well and really fed off of it. All of this talk about not having a homefield advantage — with limited people in the stadium. If you were in that stadium tonight, there was a homefield advantage, which is pretty special.”