1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Holiday Bowl
Holiday Bowl, W, 62–14 vs. Wyoming
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1988 record 10–2 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Pat Jones
Offensive coordinator Larry Coker
Home stadium Lewis Field (Capacity: 50,440)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 2 0
#14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
#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. In 1988, in what has been called the greatest season in college football history,[1] 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.[2] Sanders won the Heisman Trophy as the season's most outstanding player.[3] 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, OK W 52-20   43,200
September 24 Texas A&M* #18 Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK W 52-15   50,440
October 1 Tulsa* #13 Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK W 56-35   45,100
October 8 at Colorado #13 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 41-21   41,854
October 15 at #7 Nebraska #10 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 42-63   76,432
October 22 Missouridagger #15 Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK W 49-21   46,900
October 29 at Kansas State #12 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 45-27   16,000
November 5 #8 Oklahoma #12 Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK (Bedlam) ESPN L 28-31   50,440
November 12 Kansas #14 Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK W 63-24   40,100
November 19 at Iowa State #13 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 49-28   38,163
December 4 vs. Texas Tech* #12 Tokyo DomeTokyo, Japan (Coca-Cola Classic) CBS W 45-42   56,000
December 30 vs. #15 Wyoming* #12 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (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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1988 team players in the NFL[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]

  • Barry Sanders, Heisman Trophy[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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?
  2. ^ "1988 Holiday Bowl Summary". Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Heisman Trophy / 1988 - 54th Award". Retrieved 2007-08-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=665&season=1988
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1989.htm
  6. ^ http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html

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