1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1981 record 7–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Jimmy Johnson (3rd season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Oklahoma 4 2 1     7 4 1
Kansas 4 3 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
No. 19 Missouri 3 4 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 5 1
Colorado 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys compiled a 7–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for third place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 216 to 197.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Shawn Jones with 788 rushing yards, John Doerner with 877 passing yards, John Chesley with 350 receiving yards, and placekicker Larry Roach with 71 poinsts scored.[3][4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 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. ^ "1981 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.