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October 4, 2013

Sooners hope to bring Bedlam series to even

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“I think the group has shown once it has been in an environment, it’s dealt very well with a similar environment that comes along,” Potter said. “Having played in one Bedlam game, being on the road and having such a youthful group, I’m looking for the positives to come out of the learning.”

OSU is 18-3-3 all time against its Bedlam rival, including the 4-1 win in August’s non-conference game in Stillwater.

Oklahoma State comes into the night armed with 4-3-4 record while the Sooners are 3-7-1. But as with most rivalries, records tend to get thrown out the window.

I think as coaches, we sometimes try to play rivalry games off as just another match,” Potter said. “The reality is, that to a community, a university and a team, they’re a little more special than that. The Bedlam series, I’ve come to learn, is one of the most competitive and one of the most exciting and passionate in the nation. If you’ve grown up in this area, you’ve grown up with this rivalry. For some of us that have come to learn about it, you learn that it means a lot to people.”

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