Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are underway in one of the biggest rivalry games of the college football season.
The 2020 edition of the Bedlam rivalry is taking place in Norman, Okla. The Sooners are hosting the Cowboys at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Oklahoma doesn’t have its typical pre-2020 crowd on hand for the game, but there are still a number of fans in attendance.
Photos of the Oklahoma crowd are going viral on social media on Saturday night:
Imagine explaining to someone from November 2019 why you're so mad seeing a crowd like this in November 2020.
But for real, it is an absolutely disgusting that Oklahoma is having a crowd like this amidst a pandemic that has killed over 250,000 Americans, 1950 of whom died TODAY. pic.twitter.com/KKg232Hx0b
— Carl Fonticella 🇲🇽 (@fonticellaphoto) November 22, 2020
Judging by the crowd at the OSU/OU game in Norman, there is no COVID in Oklahoma.
— Rich Campbell (@RCampbellmc58) November 22, 2020
I'm watching Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State football. The number of spectators, in the stadium, suggests Oklahoma doesn't have a COVID-19 problem. pic.twitter.com/MikDCVd5m4
— Poetic Justice Fan! (@oldbob_kelly) November 22, 2020
Of course, Oklahoma is far from the first major program to host fans at its stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys, for example, have set pandemic “records” for their attendance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Jerry Jones has been very proud of his crowds.
“Let me just say this: What we’re experiencing really around in general is these open spaces, these big places with open spaces are having success with their crowds,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan earlier this month. “We lead the country [in attendance]. We may lead — I’m not so sure we don’t lead the world [in attendance]. That’s a big statement. Let’s don’t go that far, because I don’t know, but in attendance for our ball games, we’re leading everyone and significantly so. And it has everything to do with our facility in my mind. We have air circulation in that facility that’s three or four times the standards of operating rooms. And then the circulation in the stadium especially with your roofs and doors open and that type of thing. So, my whole point is that all of that, we not only are fitting the guidelines, but we’re also enjoying a very safe experience for our fans out there. But that was the record for the year that we did out there Sunday, for the country.”
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, meanwhile, are playing on ABC.