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December 8, 2013

Another ice-cold classic Bedlam in the books

Fans brave frigid weather to watch Sooners

STILLWATER — The first Bedlam football game was held in 1904 at Island Park, now known as Mineral Wells Park, in Guthrie. According to reports, it was a cold, and windy day with the temperatures well below the freezing mark.

The Oklahoma Roughriders (OU) handled the frigid weather better on the way to a 75-0 victory over the Oklahoma A&M Tigers (OSU).

A mere 109 years later, Oklahoma and

Oklahoma State found themselves facing off again in less than ideal weather conditions. With temperatures hovering near single digits and a wind chill factor at minus three, it was considered by many as the coldest Bedlam in recent memory.

However, that didn’t keep a small group of Sooner fans from traveling to Stillwater for the 108th meeting between the two schools Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, which the Sooners won 33-24 in dramatic fashion.

“It’s Bedlam and it’s in Stillwater,” Jeff Tuliage said. “It’s always sweet to win up here. To shut these people up for a year, it’s always good “

According to Oklahoma State officials, 58,520 people attended the game. The stadium holds 60,218. Sooner fans made up less a small portion of those on hand.

But they included the father and son tandem of Jeff and Riley Cummins. They drove over from Norman and didn’t give the weather a second thought when making their decision.

“It’s father son time with my dad,” Riley Cummins said. “We are always excited to watch OU play no matter where it is. Especially with the convenience of it being here in our home state. It’s not too far of a drive. So, that’s good for us as well. And it’s fun being out here in the cold. It’s a good memory. The fact that it snowed and got even colder made it even more for us.”

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