2002 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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2002 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Houston Bowl champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South Division
2002 record 8–5 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach Les Miles (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Gundy (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Clay (2nd year)
Home stadium Lewis Field
(Capacity: 48,500)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
#7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
#5 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
#6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented the Oklahoma State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cowboys' Houston Bowl appearance in 2002 was only the second time in 14 years that OSU made it to a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM at Louisiana Tech* Independence StadiumShreveport, Louisiana L 36–39   31,391
September 7 6:00 PM Northern Iowa* Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 45–10   40,085
September 14 6:00 PM UCLA* Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma FSN L 24–38   43,020
September 21 6:00 PM SMU* Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 52–16   41,190
October 5 11:30 AM at No. 2 Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas FSN L 15–17   83,116
October 12 1:10 PM at No. 19 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas L 9–44   48,404
October 19 11:30 AM Nebraskadagger Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma FSN W 24–21   45,017
November 2 11:30 AM Texas A&M Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma FSN W 28–23   47,607
November 9 1:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, Texas L 24–49   44,595
November 16 1:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 55–20   27,500
November 23 1:00 PM Baylor Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 63–28   37,250
November 30 1:30 PM No. 3 Oklahoma Lewis Field • Stillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam Game) FSN W 38–28   48,500
December 27 1:30 PM vs. Southern Miss* Reliant StadiumHouston, Texas (Houston Bowl) ESPN W 33–23   44,687
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 14 21
Oklahoma State 0 3 7 14 24

Oklahoma State's first win versus Nebraska since 1961.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Kevin Williams Defensive Tackle 1 9 Minnesota Vikings

[1]

Cowboys Rashaun Woods (31st overall), Tatum Bell (41st overall), and Antonio Smith (135th overall) would be selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]