2015 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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2015 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 20–48 vs. Ole Miss
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 20
2015 record 10–3 (7–2 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Gundy (11th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Air raid
Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer (3rd season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Boone Pickens Stadium
(Capacity: 60,218)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $^   8 1         11 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 7 TCU   7 2         11 2  
No. 13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
West Virginia   4 5         8 5  
Texas Tech   4 5         7 6  
Texas   4 5         5 7  
Kansas State   3 6         6 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   0 9         0 12  
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cowboys were led by 11th-year head coach Mike Gundy and played their home games at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, they were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 7–2 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for second place, they were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they lost to Ole Miss.

Previous season[edit]

The 2014 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team finished the regular season 6–6, with a highlight win against in-state rival Oklahoma, 38–35 in overtime. Oklahoma State became bowl eligible after defeating Oklahoma on December 6, 2014, the Cowboys were invited to play in the 2015 Cactus Bowl against the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 Conference. Oklahoma State won the game against the Huskies 30–22, in Tempe, Arizona.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Oklahoma State
Alma Mater
Mike Gundy Head Coach 10 Oklahoma State (1990)
Mike Yurcich Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2 California (PA) (1999)
Greg Adkins Offensive Line 0 Marshall (1990)
Marcus Arroyo Running backs 0 San Jose State (2002)
Kasey Dunn Wide receivers 5 Idaho (1992)
Jason McEndoo Tight ends 0 Washington State (1998)
Glenn Spencer Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2 Georgia Tech (1987)
Joe Bob Clements Defensive Line 2 Kansas State (1993)
Tim Duffie Cornerbacks 2 Texas Tech (1999)
Dan Hammerschmidt Safeties 0 Texas (1993)
Reference:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Oklahoma State announced their 2015 football schedule on November 19, 2014, the 2015 schedule consist of 7 home games and 5 away games in the regular season. The Cowboys will host Big 12 foes Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and TCU and will travel to Iowa State, Texas, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.[2]

The Cowboys hosted two non conference games against Central Arkansas and UTSA and traveled to its other non conference foe Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Oklahoma State met for the first time against the Central Michigan Chippewas in Michigan and Central Arkansas Bears at home, the Cowboys hosted the UTSA Roadrunners for the second straight season after defeating them last season 43–13.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 p.m. at Central Michigan* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPNU W 24–13   19,717
September 12 6:30 p.m. Central Arkansas* Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FSN/FCS Atlantic W 32–8   57,262
September 19 2:30 p.m. UTSA* No. 25 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FS1 W 69–14   56,351
September 26 2:30 p.m. at Texas No. 24 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ESPN W 30–27   87,073
October 3 3:00 p.m. Kansas State No. 20 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FS1 W 36–34   58,030
October 10 6:00 p.m. at West Virginia No. 21 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN2 W 33–26 OT  60,410
October 24 2:30 p.m. Kansasdagger No. 14 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FS1 W 58–10   59,886
October 31 2:30 p.m. at Texas Tech No. 12 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) ESPN W 70–53   54,872
November 7 2:30 p.m. No. 5 TCU No. 12 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FOX W 49–29   59,661
November 14 2:30 p.m. at Iowa State No. 5 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ESPN W 35–31   54,180
November 21 6:30 p.m. No. 10 Baylor No. 4 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FOX L 35–45   59,669
November 28 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma No. 9 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) ABC L 23–58   59,231
January 1, 2016 7:30 p.m. vs. No. 16 Ole Miss* No. 13 Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ESPN L 20–48   72,117
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[3]

Games summaries[edit]

Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 7 7 7 24
Chippewas 3 3 7 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 8 0 8
Cowboys 10 0 10 12 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 7 0 7 14
Cowboys 17 14 10 28 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2014 OSU, 43–13

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 3 7 6 30
Longhorns 6 14 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–24 2014 TEX, 28–7

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 14 14 0 6 34
Cowboys 7 13 6 10 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–24 2014 KSU, 48–14

Oklahoma State hosted Kansas State on October 3, 2015. Late in the second quarter, an officiating error gave Oklahoma State a first down when the offense was four yards short after the third down play, the series ended with a touchdown for Oklahoma State.[4] The error brought into question Big 12 Conference officiating, especially in light that the game was on the 25th anniversary of the Fifth Down Game between the Colorado Buffaloes and Missouri Tigers.[5] SB Nation published "K-State lost to Oklahoma State, 36–34. Inept Big 12 officials gifted Oklahoma State a touchdown.."[6]

West Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 7 10 6 3 7 33
Mountaineers 0 2 14 10 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2014 WVU, 34–10

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 0 10 0 0 10
Cowboys 14 21 21 2 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–29–3 2014 OSU, 27–20

Prior to the game, during Oklahoma State University's annual Sea of Orange Homecoming Parade, 25 year old Adacia Chambers drove her car into a crowd of people at the parade killing 4 and injuring 47.

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 14 14 28 70
Red Raiders 24 14 0 15 53
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21–3 2014 OSU, 45–35

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Horned Frogs 9 0 7 13 29
Cowboys 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–10–2 2014 TCU, 42–9

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Cowboys 7 7 7 14 35
Cyclones 17 7 7 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–18–3 2014 OSU, 37–20

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Bears 14 10 14 7 45
#4 Cowboys 14 0 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–14 2014 BAY, 49–28

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Sooners 14 30 7 7 58
#9 Cowboys 10 10 3 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–83–7 2014 OSU, 38–35

vs. Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Cowboys 3 3 7 7 20
#12 Rebels 10 24 7 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2010 Ole Miss, 21–7

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV 25 24 20 21 16 14 12 12 5 4 9 14 13 20 
Coaches RV RV 25 22 19 19 15 12 10 10 5 4 10 14 13 19 
CFP Not released 14 8 6 11 17 16 Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaches". Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Announces 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics. November 19, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2015 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Trotter, Jake (October 4, 2015). "Officials Place First-Down Marker in Wrong Spot, Leading to OK State TD". ESPN. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Bromberg, Nick (October 4, 2015). "Oklahoma St. Apparently Mistakenly Awarded 1st Down in Win Over Kansas St". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Outrageous officiating Incompetence Costs K-State". SB Nation. October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2015.