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, L 31–42 vs. Oregon
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 16
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  
Northern Division
#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  
Southern Division
#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 FSN W 39–13   50,830
September 6 6:05 PM Houston* Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, Oklahoma W 56–37   45,001
September 13 12:05 PM Missouri State* Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma FCS W 57–13   43,388
September 27 6:05 PM Troy* Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 55–24   52,463
October 4 6:05 PM Texas A&M No. 21 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 56–28   51,147
October 11 7:00 PM at No. 3 Missouri No. 17 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPN2 W 28–23   68,349
October 18 2:00 PM Baylordagger No. 8 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma W 34–6   50,080
October 25 2:30 PM at No. 1 Texas No. 7 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ABC L 24–28   98,518
November 1 2:30 PM Iowa State No. 9 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma ABC W 59–17   46,718
November 8 7:00 PM at No. 2 Texas Tech No. 8 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas ABC L 20–56   55,663
November 15 7:00 PM at Colorado No. 11 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado ABC W 30–17   46,092
November 29 7:00 PM No. 3 Oklahoma No. 11 Boone Pickens Stadium • Stillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam Game) ABC L 41–61   49,031
December 30 7:00 PM No. 15 Oregon No. 13 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego (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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Missouri
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Texas
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, Texas
  • 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, Colorado
  • 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, Oklahoma
  • 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, California
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 59,108

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 15 Final 
AP NR RV RV RV RV 21 17 8 7 9 8 11 11 11 14 13 16 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV 22 17 10 8 10 8 13 12 12 15 14 18 
Harris Not released 23f 17 10 8 9 8 13 13 12 14 13 Not released 
BCS Not released 6 9 9 13 12 12 14 13 Not released


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:

References[edit]