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Report: Bedlam football game was nearly postponed due to COVID-19

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Oklahoma State's Devin Harper makes the tackle during the Oklahoma State vs. OU football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Boone Pickens Stadium.

The Bedlam football game was nearly postponed because of COVID-19 concerns at the University of Oklahoma, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported.

McMurphy said there were discussions as late as Thursday with the Big 12 about postponing the game and instead having Oklahoma State play against Baylor. 

This would’ve been the third game on OSU’s schedule to be postponed because of opponents’ coronavirus concerns.

The season opener against Tulsa was pushed back a week.

The mid-October game against Baylor was postponed as well. The game would’ve likely never been played if the Big 12 hadn’t delayed the conference championship by one week. 

OU struggled with coronavirus in the season too. Twenty players missed their season opener against Missouri State. Three were absent against Texas Tech. 

Now, there was a chance Bedlam could’ve been played the week before the Big 12 championship, but it was determined the game could be played.

sports.ed@ocolly.com