1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 62–14 vs. Wyoming
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 11
1988 record 10–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Pat Jones (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Larry Coker (6th season)
Home stadium Lewis Field (Capacity: 50,440)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     11 2 0
No. 14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
No. 11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0     1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented the Oklahoma State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A college football season. Barry Sanders was in his junior year for the Cowboys.

Schedule[edit]

The Cowboys finished the regular season with a 9–2 record.[1] In 1988, in what has been called the greatest season in college football history,[2] running back Barry Sanders led the nation by averaging 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game, including rushing for over 300 yards in four games. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,249 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, of which 37 were rushing (also a record), five consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least two touchdowns in 11 consecutive games, and nine times he scored at least three touchdowns. Sanders also ran for 222 yards and scored five touchdowns in his three quarters of action in the Holiday Bowl, a game that was not included with his season statistics.[3] Sanders won the Heisman Trophy as the season's most outstanding player.[4] However, he left Oklahoma State before his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Miami (OH)* Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 52-20   43,200
September 24 Texas A&M* No. 18 Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 52-15   50,440
October 1 Tulsa* No. 13 Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 56-35   45,100
October 8 at Colorado No. 13 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 41-21   41,854
October 15 at No. 7 Nebraska No. 10 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska L 42-63   76,432
October 22 Missouridagger No. 15 Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 49-21   46,900
October 29 at Kansas State No. 12 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 45-27   16,000
November 5 No. 8 Oklahoma No. 12 Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam) ESPN L 28-31   50,440
November 12 Kansas No. 14 Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 63-24   40,100
November 19 at Iowa State No. 13 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa W 49-28   38,163
December 4 vs. Texas Tech* No. 12 Tokyo DomeTokyo, Japan (Coca-Cola Classic) CBS W 45-42   56,000
December 30 vs. No. 15 Wyoming* No. 12 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 62-14   60,641
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster[edit]

1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 51 John Boisvert Sr
RB   Vernon Brown So
  Don Cox Sr
WR 11 Hart Lee Dykes Sr
QB   Kenny Ford Fr
WR 19 Jarrod Green Jr
QB 12 Mike Gundy Jr
RB 23 Gerald Hudson So
  Bill Jones Sr
OG 73 Jason Kidder Sr
TE Robert Kirksey
  Matt Kolb Sr
FB 32 Garrett Limbrick Sr
WR 17 Curtis Mayfield So
RB Mitch Nash Sr
WR 29 Brent Parker So
RB 21 Barry Sanders Jr
QB   Chris Smith So
OG 59 Chris Stanley Sr
TE 93 Vance Vice Jr
OL     Web
RB   Cecil Wilson So
OT 62 Mike Wolfe Sr
OT 56 Byron Woodard Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 98 David Bailey
CB 1 Mike Clark
DL 91 Brandon Colbert
LB 58 Torrance Cummings
LB 53 Sim Drain III Jr
DL Rod Gaines Sr
CB 2 Melvin Gilliam
DL 31 Devin Jones
DL 60 Marcus Jones Sr
DB 4 Jason Juhl
CB 5 Joe King
FS 3 Chris Lowery
DL 57 Shawn Mackey
  Greg McCalister Sr
SS 7 Lamar McGriggs
DL Ruben Oliver So
LB 37 Bobby Raynor So
DL Stacey Satterwhite
DB 45 Rod Smith
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Cary Blanchard Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Game summaries[edit]

Maimi (OH)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1985 OKST, 45–10

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–7 1983 OKST, 34–15

Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
29–24–5 1987 OKST, 39–28

at Colorado[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–15–1 1987 OKST, 42–17

at Nebraska[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–25–1 1987 NEB, 35–0
Oklahoma State Cowboys at Nebraska Cornhuskers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#10 Cowboys 0 21 71442
#7 Cornhuskers 35 14 7763

at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE

  • Date: October 15
  • Game attendance: 76,432
  • [6]
Game information

Missouri[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–20 1987 OKST, 24–20

at Kansas State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
30–12 1987 OKST, 56–7
Oklahoma State Cowboys at Kansas State Wildcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#12 Cowboys 21 3 14745
Wildcats 14 3 3727

at KSU Stadium, Manhattan, KS

  • Date: October 29
  • Game attendance: 16,000
  • [7]
Game information

Oklahoma[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–65–6 1987 OU, 29–10
Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#8 Sooners 21 3 0731
#12 Cowboys 7 7 01428

at Lewis Field, Stillwater, OK

  • Date: November 5
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 58° F, Wind NNW 16 MPH with gusts up to 30-40 MPH
  • Game attendance: 50,440
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Roger Twibell, Lee Corso
Game information

Kansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
22–23–2 1987 OKST, 49–17

at Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–11–1 1987 OKST, 48–27

vs. Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11–3 1975 OKST, 17–16

vs. Wyoming[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 1987 OKST, 35–29
Wyoming Cowboys vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
#12 Cowboys 7 10 281762
#15 Cowboys 7 0 7014

at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA

Game information

1989 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Barry Sanders Running back 1 3 Detroit Lions
Hart Lee Dykes Wide receiver 1 16 New England Patriots

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Merron, Jeff. "Best individual college football seasons". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-08-12.  Marron wrote, The only serious question when composing this list was "Who's No. 2?
  3. ^ "1988 Holiday Bowl Summary". Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Heisman Trophy / 1988 - 54th Award". Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2007-08-12. 
  5. ^ "CMでも話題の独特な音を奏でる沖縄民謡を分析♪". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Cornhuskers Strike Early and Often to Continue Domination Over Cowboys With 63-42 Victory". Omaha World-Herald. October 15, 1988. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Flashback". October 5, 2006. Retrieved August 25, 2018. 
  8. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". 
  9. ^ "Heisman Winners". Heisman Trophy. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009.