Bedlam brings out the best in players, but perhaps none greater than Justice Hill.
The normally quiet, soft-spoken Oklahoma State running has been on fire this week. Monday, the junior tailback – who led the Big 12 Conference in rushing yards a year ago, including a 228-yard output against Oklahoma – turned to social media – something his head coach railed on just a week earlier – to start off Bedlam week.
Hill posted an image from last year’s Bedlam of one of his two touchdown runs and added a few tags to it. He tagged the fans, himself and the turf of Boone Pickens Stadium – a subtle jab at OU have a grass field – but the most notable tags were of the two Sooner defenders trailing him in the play.
The defenders were then-freshmen defensive backs Tre Norwood and Robert Barnes, with each having a tag of “littleboys” and “kids,” respectively.
The image was captioned with “Another day in the office... #bedlam.”
“I’m just ready to have some fun,” Hill said Tuesday in response to questions about his post. “… I wasn’t talking smack, I was just trying to have some fun.”
Hill said he’s had some Sooners players respond to his post, but has shrugged it off.
“A little bit, but it doesn’t really matter to me,” Hill said. “I’m just going to go out there and do my thing.”
Hill, a Tulsa native, has always been an OSU fan his whole life.
So when he was being recruited out of Booker T. Washington High, he wasn’t upset that the top football program in the state didn’t show interested.
“I never recognized them, so it didn’t really matter,” Hill said. “I really do not care about OU. Even if they would have offered me, it wouldn’t have made a difference – I would have still been here, doing the same things.”
When asked what word he would use to associate his feelings for OU, Hill couldn’t stick to just one.
“You can go look at a thesaurus, everything under ‘hate’ you can go for,” Hill said.
With all that hatred for the Sooners, he is still looking to getting the upper-hand on the Bedlam rival.
OSU is 0-2 in his time on campus, and lost three straight against the Sooners.
“Definitely winning one of these (Bedlam) games would be big for me,” Hill said.