Oklahoma State University Cowboys Football

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Mississippi v Oklahoma State
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History:

Oklahoma State's football program has often taken a back seat at the University to other sports such as basketball, golf and wrestling. Formerly Oklahoma A&M, OSU has been playing football for over a hundred years, but it was the 80's that finally brought some recognition. With Pat Jones coaching such stars as Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders, OSU became known as "Tailback U." And in recent years, a young quarterback from those days, Mike Gundy, has taken the Cowboys to national prominence, winning the Big 12 for the first time in 2011.

Location:

Boone Pickens Stadium on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater is over 80 years old but has been extensively renovated. Its current capacity is just over 60,000, and the stadium features club seats and concessions.

Tickets:

Season tickets are available that discount the per game price by nearly 20%. Single game tickets are not available for a premium match-up each season. Purchase tickets online or by calling (877) All-4-OSU.

Primary Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Mike Gundy - since 2005
Former 4 year starter at QB for OSU
Offensive Coordinator: Mike Yurcich - since 2013
Defensive Coordinator: Glenn Spencer - since 2013

2017 Schedule:

* = Home Game
8/31 *Tulsa
9/8 South Alabama
9/16 Pittsburgh
9/23 *TCU
9/30 Texas Tech 
10/14 *Baylor
10/21 Texas
10/28 West Virginia
11/4 *Oklahoma: the Bedlam Series
11/11 Iowa State
11/18 *Kansas State
11/25 *Kansas

2017 Outlook:

Oklahoma State has been consistently one of the best teams in the conference for many years, and that trend looks to continue in 2017.

 In fact, with a team most preseason polls have in the top 10 off college football, this season could perhaps bring the school's best squad since 2011.  With a senior, star quarterback in Mason Rudolph, an experienced, talented runner in Justice Hill, and a deep receiving corps led by All-American James Washington, the Cowboys may just have the most explosive offense in the country.

 The question marks are primarily on the defense, as OSU will look to guys such as Tre Flowers, Ramon Richards and Chad Whitener to be leaders and playmakers on that side of the ball.  The non-conference schedule includes tests against Tulsa and at Pittsburgh, but the Cowboys have to like getting Oklahoma and Kansas State, two of the top contenders in the conference, in Stillwater.