RETURN OF INVESTMENT
LAST 10 GAMES
- Conference: Big 12 Conference (1996–present)
- NCAA Division: Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
- City: Stillwater, California
- Stadium: Boone T Pickens Stadium
- Championships: 12
- National Championships: One (1945)
- Conference Titles: 10 (1926, 1930, 1932, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1976, 2011)
- Divisional Championships: One (2010)
- Independent (1901–1914, 1957–1959)
- Southwest Conference (1915–1924),
- Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1925–1927),
- Missouri Valley Conference (1928–1956),
- Big Eight Conference (1960–1995)
Oklahoma State Cowboys Standings & Analysis
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All-Time Oklahoma State Cowboys Standings & Records
- Mason Rudolph: 13,618
- Brandon Weeden: 9,260
- Spencer Sanders: 8,941
- Zac Robinson: 8,317
- Mike Gundy: 7,997
- Thurman Thomas: 4,847
- Terry Miller: 4,754
- David Thompson: 4,318
- Kendall Hunter: 4,181
- Ernest Anderson: 3,672
- James Washington: 4,472
- Rashaun Woods: 4,414
- Justin Blackmon: 3,564
- Tylan Wallace: 3,434
- Hart Lee Dykes: 3,275
Oklahoma State Cowboys Football History
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are a Division 1 FBS Football team based in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Initially founded in 1901 as the Oklahoma A&M Aggies, Oklahoma State has an overall record of 628–563–49.
Oklahoma State began playing football right at the turn of the 20th Century, and in 1915 became members of the Southwest Conference, where they played for ten seasons before leaving to join the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
When this conference broke apart in 1928, the Cowboys joined the smaller Missouri Valley Conference instead of the larger Big Six conference formed at the same time. In 1944, Oklahoma A&M began a two-year run of success, starting with a record of eight wins and one loss and going undefeated a season later at 9-0, en route to a National Championship.
That title wasn’t officially credited to the program until 2016 when the American Football Coaches Association made that decision. After two decades of less than stellar performances, the school renamed itself Oklahoma State University, and it joined the Big Eight conference in 1958 -which had finally expanded- three decades after its initial formation from the ashes of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
The program continued to decline over the next several seasons and would eventually turn things around under head coach Jim Stanley. The Cowboys went 35-31-2 in five seasons under Stanley, including bowl game victories in 1974 and 1976; the latter season saw the program clinch a co-championship in the Big Eight Conference along with rivals University of Oklahoma and Colorado University.
The growth of the program continued in 1979 when coach Jimmy Johnson took over the team. The Cowboys held their own in the tough conference and led the program to an 8-4 record and a ranking as high as #3 in the Associated Press polls in 1983.
Johnson would leave after their 24-14 win over Baylor University in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl to take the head coaching job at the University of Miami-Florida, famously leading that program to critical acclaim nationally.
NCAA Violations Under Johnson
Head Coach Pat Jones continued to build the program with a strong rushing attack and brought in two of the greatest running backs -not only in College Football history but also in National Football League history- Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas, both players making the Hall of Fame at each level.
Oklahoma State rattled off 44 wins and 15 losses over five seasons. However, due to NCAA violations that occurred during Johnson’s tenure, the Cowboys lost scholarships, and the rights to games being televised, and were banished from bowl games for three years.
Oklahoma State has pieced together some solid seasons over the last three decades, but they’ve fallen short of chances to reach National Championship success several times. In 32 bowl game appearances,
Oklahoma State has gone 21-11 overall. Their biggest win, a 41-38 overtime victory over Stanford in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, earned the Cowboys a final Associated Press poll ranking of third, the program’s highest distinction since the poll was created in 1936.
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