A new season comes with new stakes for Bedlam

The Oklahoma Sooners have been a huge disappointment this season. After entering the season with national title expectations and starting off well, the Sooners proceeded to lose three games vs. TCU, Kansas State and Baylor. Coming off a great Sugar Bowl victory, Trevor Knight was expected to make the next step and become one of the elite quarterbacks in the country. That never happened. He had an up and down season, and has been injured throughout. A win this upcoming week against bitter in state rival Oklahoma State can salvage a little bit in the eyes of some Sooner fans. Bedlam is one of those games that are comparable to the top rivalries in college football such as Auburn-Alabama, or Ohio State-Michigan. It carries that type of cache among the fans. And with both teams struggling this season, this is the end all be all.

This weekend’s Bedlam Game has experienced a drop of over 26% in the last 7 days for Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State football tickets. Last year the price was $311.71 on average, and this season has seen a dramatic decline all the way down to just $122.00. Last years get-in alone was even higher than the average price for this seasons game at $160 for Oklahoma tickets on Totally Tickets. This just shows how far these teams have fallen. This year, the get-in price is down to $43.00.

Seeing the black and orange come into crimson and cream territory is always a reason to get fired up if you’re a fan of these teams. Last season, both teams came into this game with only two losses, and had a chance to go to a BCS game. Oklahoma came out on top 33-24 at Oklahoma State, and behind then quarterback Blake Bell, who put forward a great performance in a relief role. This year the game changes venues, along with the stakes. Oklahoma State is 5-6, while Oklahoma is 8-3, and has no chance to win anything of significance. It will be a game for bragging rights in the state of Oklahoma this year.

Oklahoma State has a chance to miss a bowl game for the first time since 2005, when Head Coach Mike Gundy was in his first season and the Cowboys went 4-7. With a win this weekend, Oklahoma will have a chance to keep their streak of 10 win seasons alive. With a loss, the streak will be over at just four season. Oklahoma has won less than 10 games just twice since 2000.