2001 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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2001 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Conference Big 12 Conference
South Division
2001 record 4–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach Les Miles (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Gundy (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Clay (1st year)
Home stadium Lewis Field (Capacity: 48,500)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#9 Colorado xy   7 1         10 3  
#8 Nebraska x   7 1         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 5  
Kansas State   3 5         6 6  
Missouri   3 5         4 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 8  
South
#5 Texas xy   7 1         11 2  
#6 Oklahoma   6 2         11 2  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         7 5  
Oklahoma State   2 6         4 7  
Baylor   0 8         3 8  
Championship: Colorado 39, Texas 37
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. Les Miles was in his first season at Oklahoma State as head coach. In the three years prior to Miles' arrival in Stillwater, the Cowboys finished 5–6, 5–6, and 3–8. Oklahoma State posted another losing record (4–7) in Miles' first season at the helm.

The final game of the season was a game to remember for the Cowboys. The Cowboys, amidst a losing season, went to Norman, Oklahoma to battle their state rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners had a possible National Championship on the line. The Cowboys won the game with a late catch by TD Bryant on third down and seven from the Oklahoma State 45 yard line. The catch went for 31 yards and set up the game-winning catch. Rashaun Woods then caught a touchdown pass from Josh Fields in the left corner of the end zone, giving the Cowboys the win.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 11:00 AM at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS ESPN L 9–17   25,134[1]
September 8 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 30–23   41,205[1]
September 22 11:30 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX FSN L 7–21   82,601[1]
September 29 7:00 PM Northwestern State°* Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK W 24–0   36,110[1]
October 6 7:00 PM Missouri Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK L 38–41 3OT  44,050[1]
October 13 11:30 AM #11 Texas Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK FSN L 17–45   47,390[1]
October 20 1:00 PM at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA L 14–28   49,459[1]
October 27 6:00 PM #25 Colorado Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK FSN L 19–22   41,070[1]
November 10 1:00 PM Texas Tech Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK L 30–49   32,332[1]
November 17 1:00 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 38–22   21,873[1]
November 24 2:30 PM at #4 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Bedlam Series) FSN W 16–13   75,537[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Team players drafted in the NFL[edit]

Darrent Williams, a true freshman starter at cornerback, would be drafted in the second round (56th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft.

Awards and honors[edit]

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