Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is home to the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program. A member of the Big 12 conference, the Cowboys compete at the highest level of college football in the United States, NCAA Division I. While the Oklahoma University Sooners have been the better team in recent years, the Cowboys are usually in contention. This year, they have the tools to pull off an upset. Mike Gundy has been head coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys since 2005.
Home games are played at Boone Pickens Stadium, with a seating capacity of 60,218. The Cowboys went 10-3 overall last season, 7-2 in conference play. OSU claims 10 conference titles, 17th consensus All-Americans and 1 Heisman Trophy winner. Running back Barry Sanders is widely regarded as one of the best college football players of all time, and he won the Heisman Trophy while playing for Oklahoma State in 1988. This football team has a rich history and is covered in the lines at reputable sportsbooks offering Oklahoma college football betting options.
If you’d like a look at the state’s other prominent NCAAF teams, you can check out our pages covering betting on the Oklahoma Sooners football team and our guide to betting on Tulsa Golden Hurricanes football. Below you will find pertinent information regarding the Cowboys’ last season and a preview of their upcoming season. This football team has a rich history and is covered in the lines at reputable sportsbooks offering Oklahoma college football betting options. If you’d like a look at the state’s other prominent NCAAF teams, you can check out our pages covering betting on the Oklahoma Sooners football team and our guide to betting on Tulsa Golden Hurricanes football.
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OK State Cowboys 2017-2018 Football Schedule
|08-31-17||Tulsa||OK State +18|
Last Year’s Results
|09-03-16||SE Louisiana||Win 61-7||0-1|
|09-10-16||Central Michigan||Loss 27-30||1-1|
|10-08-16||Iowa State||Win 38-31||4-2|
|10-29-16||West Virginia||Win 37-20||6-2|
|11-05-16||Kansas State||Win 43-37||7-2|
|11-12-16||Texas Tech||Win 45-44||8-2|
Oklahoma State Cowboys 2017 Season
Oklahoma State has the pieces in place for a stellar offense this season. QB Mason Rudolph and WR James Washington will be leading the charge, though Rudolph has plenty of other weapons in Jalen McCleskey, Marcell Ateman, Chris Lacy and LSU transfer Tyron Johnson. Rudolph capped last season with over 4,000 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. Washington led all FBS receivers with his 70 receptions.
RB Justice Hill will start his sophomore season on the heels of a 1,000+ rushing yard debut that earned him the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year award. The offensive line is secure with 3 starters, allowing Rudolph the time and space he needs to work. The defensive line is packed with talent, including Jarrell Owens, Jordan Brailford and Darrion Daniels. The biggest liabilities come with corner slots, which will likely be filled by young inexperienced players. However, coach Gundy is confident in his defense as one of the better ones he has possessed.
Punter Zach Sinor is one of the unique components of their offense. Sinor is one of the best in his position and helps the team by giving their opponents deep field positioning. Their schedule affords them a somewhat easy year, except for tough road games against Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Their offensive powerhouse may be enough to hurdle these obstacles. The biggest threat to their chances at a Big 12 title and possible CFP selection is Oklahoma.
Their season will count for nothing if they can’t beat their interstate rivals. They lost the matchup last season, but OSU players have that game in their crosshairs and know how important it is. The Cowboys are a strong bet at home, and if they play consistently, consider them in their tough away games. They have the potential to muster another 10-win season, but they’ll need to be firing on all cylinders throughout.
Big Moments in Oklahoma State Cowboys Football History
• Barry Sanders led the nation in rushing with 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game in 1988. That year he compiled what is known as the “greatest season in college football history”, rushing for over 300 yards in 4 separate games, 2,628 yards on the ground, 3,249 total yards, 234 points and 39 touchdowns, 5 straight 200 yard games and at least 2 touchdowns in 11 straight games. 9 times that season he scored at least 3 touchdowns, easily winning the Heisman Trophy.
• Boone Pickens Stadium on Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma was inaugurated in 1913, was the first stands built in 1920. The stadium is one of the only east-west configured fields in the nation, designed to combat the powerful winds of northern Oklahoma.
• Under head coach Mike Gundy the Cowboys were 4 – 2 in bowl appearances heading into the 2014 season.
• NFL Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant hails from Oklahoma State, and he was chosen number 24 overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. Bryant was a first team All-American in 2008, when he averaged 17.0 yards a catch and scored 21 all-purpose touchdowns for the Cowboys.
• In a game known as the 2001 Bedlam Shocker, the 3 – 7 Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated arch-rival and #4 ranked Oklahoma 16 – 13, behind a couple of 52 yard field goals by kicker Luke Phillips.
• Barry Sanders was not the only Cowboy that would go on to achieve NFL Hall of Fame status. From 1984 to 1987, Thurman Thomas averaged more than 5 yards a carry and totaled 4,595 yards rushing. He gained more than 100 yards 21 times and added 43 rushing touchdowns. As a two-time All-American, Thomas was inducted into the NCAA Hall of Fame in 2008.