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Sooners ready for Bedlam atmosphere

12/2/2011

Because Bedlam has been scheduled back-to-back years at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium, it has allowed OU’s players to be ready for the OSU crowd and atmosphere.

“It’s a tremendous boost,” cornerback Demontre Hurst said about having played in Stillwater in 2010. “Last year I had a lot of fun, but didn’t know what to expect.

“We know how their crowd’s going to be. We have to match their attitude and play with composure.”

Another similarity from 2010 with this weekend is the Cowboys are coming in the higher-ranked team. OU was No. 14, while OSU was No. 10 last season. This season the discrepancy is even more with the third-ranked Cowboys and 10th-ranked Sooners.

“We’re used to being the higher-ranked team, the favorite so this is something different,” safety Sam Proctor said. “I’m kind of liking this underdog role that we’re in. We know what to expect after last year.”