Oklahoma State Cowboys
|Oklahoma State Cowboys|
2nd year, 17–10 (.630)
|Home stadium||Boone Pickens Stadium|
|Stadium surface||Field Turf|
|All-time record||58–56–0 (.509)|
|Postseason bowl record||2–3–0 (.400)|
|Claimed national titles||0|
Orange and Black
|Fight song||Ride 'em Cowboys|
The Oklahoma State University Cowboys, currently coached by ZackTyzwyz, are a collegiate football team playing in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys play on Lewis Field at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK, and are a member of the Big 12.
- 1 History
- 2 All-time record vs. Big 12 opponents
- 3 Season-by-Season Records
- 4 Bowl games
- 5 Individual Award Winners
- 6 All-Americans
- 7 External Links
KingAzzal era (2013-2014)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys were a founding member of the Big 12 conference in the 2013 season. The Cowboys under head coach KingAzzal got off to a slow start their first year.
In Kingazzal's second year they made their first ever bowl game in 2014. Following the 2014 season KingAzzal resigned after an embarassing recruiting class with zero recruits. He ended with an all time record of 10-15.
Vacant era (2015)
Following the sudden departure of KingAzzal at the end of the 2014 season the Cowboys had a period where they were lead by interim head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Gundy. This lasted three games into the 2015 season before a suitable replacement was found. Gundy led the Cowboys to a 1-2 record.
MajesticMonk era (2015)
MajesticMonk took over starting with the fourth game of 2015. He took over a young but talented team who struggled in their first three games of the season. After some initial successes under coach MajesticMonk the Cowboys Struggled to finish out the year. MajesticMonk did not fare much better with his recruiting than previous coach KingAzzal. He only managed to sign two recruits Raheem Robinson and Afasa Neru. While Robinson and Neru would be the backbone of the offense for years to come the lack of depth coupled with the previous years recruiting class would lead to struggles for the Cowboys in the future.
SportingMoose era (2016)
SportingMoose took over at the start of the 2016 season. Despite having the most talented team in Oklahoma State history he only lead them to a 1-1 record in his two games as coach. SportingMoose rarely showed up to the field house failing to create game plans or interact with the team. This lead to him being fired approximately two weeks after he was hired.
Panther553212 era (2016-2020)
Current Head Coach Panther553212 was hired prior to the fourth game of the 2016 season. He proceded to get off to a hot 8-0 start bringing the Cowboys to within a field goal(twice) of the Big 12 south championship. After losing heart breakers to both Texas and Oklahoma he lead the Cowboys to their second bowl game where they faced off against #20 San Diego State in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Cowboys picked up the first bowl win in program history and finished the season ranked #16 in the coaches poll. Coach Panther553212 had more success on the recruiting trail his first year bringing in a class full of depth although lacking in high end talent.
The 2017 and 2018 seasons would be full of struggles for the Cowboys as the lack of recruits in previous years would come back to haunt them. The 2017 season was one in which the Cowboys played every opponent close and ended up with a record of 4-8. The lone bright spot of the season being Panther553212's second recruiting class which many services had rated in the top 25.
2018 was similar to 2017 as the young Cowboys team struggled to find wins and often resorted to trick plays. Doing everything they could to get the ball in the hands of Raheem Robinson. Despite Raheem accounting for more than 50% of the Cowboys yards from scrimmage the Pokes ended the season with a record of 3-9. Once again Panther553212 signed a strong recruiting class heralding better things for the Cowboys in the future.
The 2019 version of the Cowboys turned out to be one of the surprises in the nation after Chester Brenner announced he was transferring from the rival Sooners. Brenner's arrival in Stillwater sparked the Cowboys to a hot start with a 4-1 record and the lone loss to a tough Mississippi State team. As the Cowboys entered the meat of the Big 12 schedule they went 3-3 over their next 6 games with 5 of them being decided by a TD or less. This sent the Cowboys into Norman with a 7-4 record and looking to pick up their first ever win in the Bedlam Series. With all eyes on Raheem it was actually Chester Brenner who lead the way for the Cowboys, quickly becoming the most hated man in Norman he torched the Sooners through the air leading the Cowboys to a 35-17 win over the Sooners and a Sugar Bowl Invite. The Cowboys capped of their season in a Sugar Bowl Shootout with the LSU Tigers. Raheem Robinson finished his record breaking career with over 230 receiving yards and 4 TDs as he lead the Cowboys within a field goal of upsetting LSU. The Cowboys finished the season ranked #25 in the coaches poll with a record of 8-5. Panther553212 continued his strong recruiting with a consensus top 5 class.
The 2020 Cowboys couldn't quite keep the momentum from a break-out 2019 season going. The team went a disappointing 7-6, going 4-5 in conference play. The team earned a spot in the Texas Bowl, but fell in a close high scoring matchup against Missouri. However, both of these teams would find themselves in entirely different quality bowls next season.
The Cowboys entered the 2021 season with high hopes. Panther's classes had paid off and his team had a high level of talent that looked like it could threaten the conference in a big way. However, Coach Panther departed right at the start of the season.
Randye4 era (2021-2021)
Legendary coach randye4 left Florida Atlantic University to take over the Cowboys. With a National Championship at Alabama under his belt, he seemed poised to lead the Cowboys to the promised land in short order. However, after starting the season with a close loss to Virginia Tech, coach randye4 left after just a few games. Oklahoma State fans were shocked, having not experience high coaching turnover in years and having high hopes behind such an accomplished coach.
ZackTyzwyz era (2021-Present)
Coach ZackTyzwyz, of Utah State fame, entered the picture as the Cowboys' third coach in the 2021 season. He entered the picture as probably the hottest coach in the nation, both in terms of coaching and bod. Taking over a highly ranked team that had blown out the rest of its competition since the Virginia Tech slip, he promptly gave the fanbase an aneurysm by getting demolished by a mediocre (at the time) Kansas squad. However he salvaged the season by upsetting the #3 ranked Horned Frogs and winning the remainder of their games, ending the regular season 10-2, ranked #6 in the nation, and earning Oklahoma State's first ever trip to the Big XII championship game to rematch TCU and a shot at the playoffs. They lost that game, but were given a spot in the Sugar Bowl, which is arguably better than the playoffs. The 2021 Sugar Bowl was an exact rematch of the 2019 Sugar Bowl, where the Cowboys lost to LSU. This time, however, the Cowboys were able to topple the Tigers and take home another bowl win. The Cowboys ended the 2021 season 11-3, ranked 9th in the nation, and with what seemed to be a long-term coach. While on the field performance was excellent this season, due to constant coaching turnover and searches, the Cowboys suffered on the recruiting trail.
All-time record vs. Big 12 opponents
This is the Cowboys football record against current Big 12 Conference opponents through the 2019 season.
|School||Total Games||W||L||T||Pct.||PF||PA||First Year||Last Year||Streak|
|9 Opponents||66||32||34||0||.485||1,409||1,325||9 Seasons|
|Coach(es)||Year||Conference||Overall Record||Conference Record||Bowl||Final CP Ranking|
|Oklahoma State Cowboys|
|2014||7||6||4||3||Lost Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Michigan (7-16)||-|
|Sportingmoose||2016||10||3||5||2||Won Pinstripe Bowl vs. San Diego State (17-14)||#16|
|2019||8||5||4||3||Lost Sugar Bowl vs. LSU (34-37)||#25|
|2020||7||6||4||5||Lost Texas Bowl vs. Missouri (38-42)||-|
|2021||11||3||8||2||Won Sugar Bowl vs. LSU (21-17)||#9|
|Total Games: 114||58||56||33||35|
|National Champions||Conference Champions||Bowl game berth|
The Cowboys have appeared in 5 bowl games, posting a record of 2-3.
|2014||Heart of Dallas Bowl||Michigan||L, 7–16|
|2016||Pinstripe Bowl||San Diego State||W, 17-14|
|2019||Sugar Bowl||LSU||L, 34-37|
|2020||Texas Bowl||Missouri||L, 38-42|
|2021||Sugar Bowl||LSU||W, 21-17|
|Total||5 Bowl Games||2–3|
Individual Award Winners
All-Big 12 Players