2018 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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2018 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 23
2018 record 1–0 (0–0 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Gundy (14th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich (6th season)
Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles (1st season)
Home stadium Boone Pickens Stadium
(Capacity: 60,218)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Baylor   0 0         1 0  
Kansas State   0 0         1 0  
No. 6 Oklahoma   0 0         1 0  
Oklahoma State   0 0         1 0  
No. 16 TCU   0 0         1 0  
No. 14 West Virginia   0 0         1 0  
Iowa State   0 0         0 0  
Kansas   0 0         0 1  
Texas   0 0         0 1  
Texas Tech   0 0         0 1  
Championship: December 1, 2018
As of September 5, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represents Oklahoma State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cowboys play their home games at the Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma and compete in the Big 12 Conference. They are led by 14th-year head coach Mike Gundy.

Previous season[edit]

The Cowboys finished the 2017 season 10–3, 6–3 in Big 12 play to finish in third place. They were invited to the Camping World Bowl where they defeated Virginia Tech.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[1] Justin Phillips LB SR
Doak Walker Award[2] Justice Hill RB JR
Butkus Award[3] Justin Phillips LB SR
Outland Trophy[4] Marcus Keyes OL JR
Lou Groza Award[5] Matt Ammendola K JR
Walter Camp Award[6] Justice Hill RB JR
Ted Hendricks Award[7] Jordan Brailford DE JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[8] Taylor Cornelius QB SR

Big 12 media poll[edit]

The Big 12 media poll was released on July 12, 2018 with the Cowboys predicted to finish in fifth place.[9]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 509 (46)
2 West Virginia 432 (2)
3 TCU 390 (1)
4 Texas 370 (1)
5 Oklahoma State 300
6 Kansas State 283 (2)
7 Iowa State 250
8 Texas Tech 149
9 Baylor 125
10 Kansas 52

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 p.m.Missouri State*FS1W 58–1750,103
September 87:00 p.m.South Alabama*
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
FSN
September 152:30 p.m.Boise State*
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
September 22Texas Tech
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK (Rivalry)
September 29at Kansas
October 6Iowa State
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
October 13at Kansas State
October 27Texasdagger
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
November 3at Baylor
November 10at Oklahoma
November 17West Virginia
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
November 24at TCU
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[10]

Game summaries[edit]

Missouri State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 7 10 0 17
Cowboys 17 14 14 13 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–0 2014 W, 40–23

South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2017 W, 44–7

Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Raiders 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–21–3 2017 W, 41–34

at Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Jayhawks 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–29–3 2017 W, 58–17

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–18–3 2017 W, 49–42

at Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Wildcats 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–25 2017 L, 40–45

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–24 2017 W, 13–10

at Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Bears 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–16 2017 W, 59–16

at Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Sooners 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–87–7 2017 L, 52–62

West Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0
Cowboys 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–4 2017 W, 50–39

at TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0
Horned Frogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–11–2 2017 L, 31–44

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Scores against non-conference opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 0
Oklahoma State 0
Scores against the Big 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 0
Oklahoma State 0
Scores against all opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 0
Oklahoma State 0

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  
Coaches 25 23  
CFP Not released Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Bednarik Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Butkus Award - 2018 Collegiate Watchlist". The Butkus Award. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ "22018 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Announces 2018 Preseason Watch List". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018. 
  6. ^ Carbone, Al (July 27, 2018). "Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2018 Player of the Year Preseason "Watch List"". Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Preseason Watch List - 2018 edition of the Ted Hendricks Award" (PDF). August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Watch List for 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Presented by A. O. Smith Announced". August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018. 
  9. ^ http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=211734508
  10. ^ "2018 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved May 3, 2018.