1974 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1974 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W vs. BYU 16–6
Conference Big Eight Conference
1974 record 7–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Jim Stanley (2nd season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 9 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
Colorado 3 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1974 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Stanley, the Cowboys compiled a 7–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 262 to 183.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included George Palmer with 516 rushing yards, Charlie Weatherbie with 622 passing yards, and Gerald Bain with 336 receiving yards.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRank#SiteResult
September 14Wichita State*W 59–0 
September 21at No. 10 Arkansas*W 26–7 
September 28at Baylor*No. 12L 14–31 
October 5at No. 10 Texas Tech*L 13–14 
October 19Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 31–7 
October 26at No. 9 NebraskaL 3–7 
November 2Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 24–13 
November 9at Kansas StateNo. 17W 29–5 
November 16ColoradoNo. 18
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 20–37 
November 23Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 14–12 
November 30at No. 1 OklahomaL 13–44 
December 28vs. No. 17 BYU*W 16–6 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide" (PDF). Oklahoma State University. p. 173. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  4. ^ "1974 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.