1979 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1979 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1979 record 7–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Jimmy Johnson (1st season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 9 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 5 2 0     7 4 0
Missouri 3 4 0     7 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys compiled a 7–5 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 212 to 191.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Worley Taylor with 994 rushing yards, Harold Bailey with 1,301 passing yards, Ron Ingram with 323 receiving yards, and placekicker Colin Ankersen with 55 points scored.[3][4]

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

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8North Texas State*W 25–7 
September 15Wichita State*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 16–6 
September 22at No. 15 Arkansas*L 7–27 
October 6at South Carolina*L 16–23 
October 13at No. 15 MissouriW 14–13 
October 20No. 3 Nebraska
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 0–36 
October 27at KansasW 30–17 
November 3No. 7 Oklahoma
L 7–38 
November 10at ColoradoW 21–20 
November 17Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 42–15 
November 24at Iowa StateW 13–10 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 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. ^ "1979 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.