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Mike Gundy Doubles Down on Never Playing Oklahoma in the Non-Conference

November 4, 2023, represents the final time that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are scheduled to face each other on the football field for the foreseeable future.

The Bedlam Series has been played every year, uninterrupted, since 1910, and stretches back 119 years to its first meeting in 1904. However, Oklahoma’s move to the SEC will effectively end the series, sending it to the history books for now.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy addressed the future of the rivalry, or the lack thereof, at Big 12 Media Days.


Gundy was asked if he would entertain the idea of playing Oklahoma in the future as a nonconference opponent, to which he quickly shut the idea down.

“No,” Gundy said. “We have nine conference games scheduled and then we have, through fifteen years we’re scheduled all the way up [in the nonconference]. We’re full for the most part and we have Power Five teams.


“Oklahoma State’s not going to change what we do because Oklahoma chose to go to the SEC. They need to change what they do because they’re the ones that made up their mind to go to the SEC. So with all the talk from the administration saying that ‘Oklahoma State needs to do this and do that,’ all Oklahoma had to do was not go to the SEC. So, it is what it is. We can cut right to the chase. So, for me, I’ll listen to the president, I’ll listen to the AD. If that’s something they want to do, I’m good. But, I don’t think that’s something that’s going to happen with the way our scheduling is.”

Gundy will get what appears to be his final shot at Oklahoma this season in Stillwater, with the legendary Cowboy’s coach having just a 3-15 record against the Sooners in his time at Oklahoma State.

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