2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo (four colors).svg
Holiday Bowl vs. Oregon, L 31-42
Conference Big 12 Conference South
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #12
2008 record 9-4 (5-3 Big 12)
Head coach Mike Gundy (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Trooper Taylor (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread Option
Defensive coordinator Tim Beckman (2nd year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Boone Pickens Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Uniform
Big12-Uniform-OSU-2007-2008.png
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#19 Missouri xy   5 3         10 4  
Nebraska x   5 3         9 4  
Kansas   4 4         8 5  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas State   2 6         5 7  
Iowa State   0 8         2 10  
South
#5 Oklahoma xy   7 1         12 2  
#4 Texas x   7 1         12 1  
#12 Texas Tech x   7 1         11 2  
#16 Oklahoma State   5 3         9 4  
Baylor   2 6         4 8  
Texas A&M   2 6         4 8  

Championship: Oklahoma 62, Missouri 21
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 2:30 PM at Washington State* Qwest FieldSeattle, WA FSN W 39–13   50,830
September 6 6:05 PM Houston* Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK W 56–37   45,001
September 13 12:05 PM Missouri State* Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK FCS W 57–13   43,388
September 27 6:05 PM Troy* Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK W 55–24   52,463
October 4 6:05 PM Texas A&M #21 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK W 56–28   51,147
October 11 7:00 PM at #3 Missouri #17 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 W 28–23   68,349
October 18 2:00 PM Baylordagger #8 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK W 34–6   50,080
October 25 2:30 PM at #1 Texas #7 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 24–28   98,518
November 1 2:30 PM Iowa State #9 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK ABC W 59–17   46,718
November 8 7:00 PM at #2 Texas Tech #8 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX ABC L 20–56   55,663
November 15 7:00 PM at Colorado #11 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 30–17   46,092
November 29 7:00 PM #3 Oklahoma #11 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, OK (Bedlam Game) ABC L 41–61   49,031
December 30 7:00 PM #15 Oregon #13 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN L 31–42   59,108
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Source:[1]

Roster[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Washington State
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 3 12 10 14 39
Washington State 0 0 6 7 13
  • Date: August 30, 2008
  • Location: Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
  • Game start: 2:30 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 50,830

Houston[edit]

The Cowboys face off against the Houston Cougars at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 8, 2008
Oklahoma State vs. Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 9 7 14 37
Oklahoma State 7 7 28 14 56
  • Date: September 6, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 45,001

Missouri State[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri State 3 3 7 0 13
Oklahoma State 22 14 21 0 57
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 12:05 CST
  • Game attendance: 43,338

Troy[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Troy
1 2 3 4 Total
Troy 0 10 7 7 24
Oklahoma State 14 21 10 10 55
  • Date: September 27, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 52,463 (school record)

Texas A&M[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 0 7 14 28
Oklahoma State 21 7 14 14 56
  • Date: October 4, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 51,147

Missouri[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 0 14 7 28
Missouri 3 7 7 6 23
  • Date: October 11, 2008
  • Location: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
  • Game start: 7:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 68,349

Baylor[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Baylor
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 6 0 0 0 6
Oklahoma State 7 21 6 0 34
  • Date: October 18, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 2:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 50,080

Texas[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 14 7 3 24
Texas 7 14 7 0 28
  • Date: October 25, 2008
  • Location: Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX
  • Game start: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 98,518

Iowa State[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 7 3 0 7 17
Oklahoma State 14 14 24 7 59
  • Date: November 1, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 2:30 pm CST
  • Game attendance: 46,718

Texas Tech[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 7 6 0 20
Texas Tech 14 14 14 14 56
  • Date: November 8, 2008
  • Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 55,663

Colorado[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 6 7 14 3 30
Colorado 0 3 7 7 17
  • Date: November 15, 2008
  • Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 46,092

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 14 16 24 61
Oklahoma State 3 10 13 15 41
  • Date: November 29, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
  • Game start: 7:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 49,031

2008 Holiday Bowl[edit]

Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 17 0 7 7 31
Oregon 7 0 21 14 42
  • Date: December 30, 2008
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 59,108

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP #21 #17 #8 #7 #9 #8 #11 #11 #11 #14 #12
Coaches #22 #17 #10 #8 #10 #8 #13 #12 #12 #15 #14
BCS Not released #6 #9 #9 #13 #12 #12 #14 #13

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Team Opp
Scoring 499 323
  Points per Game 41.6 26.9
First Downs
  Rushing
  Passing
  Penalty
Total Offense
  Avg per Play
  Avg per Game
Fumbles-Lost
Penalties-Yards
  Avg per Game
Team Opp
Punts-Yards
  Avg per Punt
Time of Possession/Game
3rd Down Conversions
4th Down Conversions
Touchdowns Scored
Field Goals-Attempts-Long
PAT-Attempts
Attendance 337,828 319,452
  Games/Avg per Game 7/48,261 5/63,890

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 128 134 174 94 530
Opponents 68 77 106 114 365

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Kendall Hunter 13 241 1544 0 1544 6.4 16 68 118.8 ypg
Keith Toston 13 102 686 0 686 6.7 9 56 52.8 ypg

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Zac Robinson 13-13 166.86 204-314-10 65 3065 25 95 235.8 ypg
Alex Cate 2-0 174.08 4-5-0 66.7 56 0 29 28 ypg

Receiving[edit]

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Dez Bryant 12 87 1481 17 19 80 123.4 ypg
Kendall Hunter 13 24 198 9 1 31 15.2 ypg

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Saf
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF
Total
Opponents

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 50+ Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

Awards[edit]

[2]

2008 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Brandon Pettigrew Tight End 1 20 Detroit Lions

[3]

The following Cowboys were signed as undrafted free agents:

See also[edit]

References[edit]