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Oklahoma State Cowboys football

Oklahoma State Cowboys football
2015 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team
First season 1901
Athletic director Mike Holder
Head coach Mike Gundy
11th year, 82–43 (.656)
Home stadium Boone Pickens Stadium
Stadium capacity 60,218
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Stillwater, Oklahoma
Conference Big 12
All-time record 550–532–47 (.508)
Postseason bowl record 16–9 (.640)
Claimed national titles 0
Unclaimed national titles 1 (2011)
Conference titles 10
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans 17
Current uniform

Orange and Black[1]

Fight song

Ride 'em Cowboys

Waving Song
Mascot Pistol Pete
Marching band Cowboy Marching Band
Rivals Oklahoma Sooners
Tulsa Golden Hurricane

The Oklahoma State Cowboys football program represents Oklahoma State University–Stillwater in college football. The team is a member of the Big 12 Conference and competes at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The Cowboys are led by Mike Gundy, who is in his tenth year as head coach. Oklahoma State plays their home games at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


  • Facilities 1
  • Current coaching staff 2
  • History 3
    • Les Miles era (2001–2004) 3.1
    • Mike Gundy era (2005–present) 3.2
  • Allegations of Misconduct by Sports Illustrated 4
  • Logos and Uniforms 5
    • Past Uniforms 5.1
  • Rivalries 6
    • Oklahoma 6.1
    • Tulsa 6.2
  • Conference (seasons as member) 7
  • Recruiting 8
  • Championships 9
  • Individual honors 10
    • Cowboys in the NFL 10.1
  • Bowl history 11
  • Year by year records 12
  • Final rankings 13
  • See also 14
  • Future non-conference opponents 15
  • References 16
  • External links 17


Oklahoma State plays in Boone Pickens Stadium on Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The original football field was inaugurated in 1913, and the first stand was built in 1920. At that time the field was repositioned from a north-south to an east-west configuration to avoid the strong prevailing winds of northern Oklahoma. To this day Boone Pickens Stadium is one of a very few major college football stadiums with an east-west configuration. By 1930 the capacity had risen to 13,000 and increased again in 1947. Major additions, including the first press box, brought the capacity to 30,000. In 1950 again seats were added and the total capacity increased to 39,000. The next renovations came in 1972 and for the next three decades the capacity hovered around 50,000. In 2003 alumnus T. Boone Pickens made a historic donation to the university for improvements to its athletic facilities, and it was announced that the stadium would be renamed in his honor. The announcement of the renovation came after two consecutive victories over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Bedlam Series. The latest renovation of the football stadium was completed in 2009, with the current capacity at 60,218.

In 2007 plans to build the Sherman E. Smith Training Center were unveiled. The 92,000 square foot indoor practice facility was completed in 2013.

Current coaching staff

Name Position
Mike Gundy Head Coach
Dan Hammerschmidt Safeties
Mike Yurcich Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Glenn Spencer Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Marcus Arroyo Running Backs Coach
Tim Duffie Cornerbacks Coach
Kasey Dunn Receivers Coach
Jason McEndoo Tight Ends/Cowboy Backs Coach
Greg Adkins Offensive Line Coach
Joe Bob Clements Defensive Line Coach


An early version of Pistol Pete

The Oklahoma A&M Aggies (also referred to as the Tigers) joined their first conference for the start of the 1915 season, the Southwest Conference. In 1925, the Oklahoma A&M program joined the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In 1928, the MVIAA split into the Big Six Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference. A&M was the only large school that joined the smaller MVC. In 1956, A&M announced it was joining (or rejoining, depending on one's view) what had become the Big Seven for the 1958–59 academic year. As part of a transition period, the Cowboys went independent for two years. On May 15, 1957, Oklahoma A&M changed its name to Oklahoma State University. They officially became a part of the renamed Big Eight Conference in 1958. In 1996, OSU joined with the other Big Eight schools and four schools from the old Southwest Conference to form the Big 12 Conference.

The current head coach is Mike Gundy (90-44 and 6-3 in bowl appearances). During Gundy's playing career, the Cowboys enjoyed their greatest success, including two of the four 10-win seasons in school history. Also during this era, in 1988, in what has been called the greatest season in college football history,[2] Barry Sanders led the nation by averaging 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game, including rushing for over 300 yards in four games. He set college football season records with 2,628 yards rushing, 3,249 total yards, 234 points, 39 touchdowns, of which 37 were rushing (also a record), five consecutive 200 yard games, scored at least two touchdowns in eleven consecutive games, and 9 times he scored at least three touchdowns. Sanders won the Heisman Trophy as the season's best player.[3]

Texas at OSU, 2007

This success came at a price, however. Only days after the end of the school's second straight 10-win season, OSU and the NCAA released the results of an unusual joint investigation. The report detailed a staggering litany of misconduct dating to before the Johnson era, principally involvement in a "bidding war" for high school phenom Hart Lee Dykes. The Cowboys were slapped with four years' probation, a three-year bowl ban and a two-year ban from live television. However, the most serious long-term sanction was a limit of 20 scholarships from 1989 to 1992. As a result of the sanctions, the Cowboys only had one winning season from 1989 to 2001.

The OSU football program has established itself as a major college football contender, participating in 25 bowl games overall, including the last nine consecutive years. There have been 37 All-Americans to play for the Cowboys, with many coming from ranks of running backs. The Cowboys have won 10 conference championships, and the team has had one Heisman Trophy winner and two members go onto the NFL Hall of Fame.

Les Miles era (2001–2004)

In 2001, the Oklahoma State job became vacant when Bob Simmons resigned and a search produced Dirk Koetter as the new head coach. Hours after accepting the job, Koetter reneged on his offer to coach Arizona State.[4] The next two candidates were Les Miles and Mike Gundy. Miles was hired as head coach and Gundy as the offensive coordinator. In his first year, Miles would achieve a 4–7 record. In the regular season finale, his underdog Cowboys would defeat the reigning National Champion Oklahoma Sooners in Norman 16–13. In 2002, Miles would post a 7–5 regular season record. The Cowboys would again defeat the Oklahoma Sooners. The team would go on to three straight bowl games in Miles's last three years as head coach and when Miles left in 2004 to take the LSU job.

Mike Gundy era (2005–present)

Mike Gundy was named immediately as Miles' successor and the 22nd head coach at Oklahoma State. Gundy is one of three head football coaches at Oklahoma State to have played for Oklahoma State, along with Jim Lookabaugh and Floyd Gass. His first season saw the expulsion of eleven players from the team and the Cowboys struggled to a 4–7 record winning only one Big 12 conference game. In his second season, the Cowboy offense began to click and the Cowboys would finish 7–6 including a victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Independence Bowl. In 2007, the Cowboys again posted a 6–6 regular season record and a bowl win over the Indiana Hoosiers in the Insight Bowl. After their second straight bowl appearance, Gundy was rewarded with a contract extension through the 2013 season.

After posting a 9–3 regular season record in 2008, Coach Gundy received a new seven-year contract worth $15.7 million. The contract, which extends through the 2015 season, was taken into effect on January 1, 2009.[5] Gundy's tenure as head coach of the Cowboys has seen the rise and expansion of not only his football program, but the football facilities as well. The Cowboys began the 2009 season ranked #9 in the country in the AP Top 25, but the dreams of a miracle season were crushed when the Pokes lost 45-35 to the unranked Houston Cougars at home the following week, and later finding out that star wide receiver Dez Bryant was ruled ineligible for the remainder of the season, for lying to the NCAA about having contact with 8-time pro bowler Deion Sanders, which wasn't an NCAA violation in the first place. The following year, Oklahoma State hired Offensive Coordinator Dana Holgorsen from the University of Houston. In 2010 coach Gundy recorded the first ever 11-win season in Oklahoma State history. What was supposed to be a rebuilding year turned into the best in school history.[6]

Under Gundy there have been a series of NFL quality wide receivers to come through Boone Pickens Stadium. These include Adarius Bowman, Dez Bryant, and Justin Blackmon.

On December 3, 2011, the Cowboys won their first Big-12 Championship in school history with a 44-10 victory over rival Oklahoma in the Bedlam Series. The nationally third-ranked Cowboys eventually went on to win the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl by beating fourth-ranked Stanford in overtime, 41-38, on January 2, 2012.

Allegations of Misconduct by Sports Illustrated

On September 10, 2013, [7] The second installment, "The Academics" alleged academic fraud, steering athletes into easy pass or no show classes, and grade tampering. The third installment, "The Drugs" painted a picture of a drug culture, in which the players were selling drugs, and the school did little to curtail drug usage. The fourth installment, "The Sex" was heavily edited by all accounts, considering it's late online release time. This installment revealed a hostess program where the head coaches oversaw the application process, and writers implied the hostesses were expected to have sex with recruits. The final installment "The Fallout" told the tale of Artrell Woods, who had left school after a horrific accident from which he had recovered.

While at first shocking to fans and media, Oklahoma State immediately pledged transparency. Athletic Director Mike Holder held a press conference the day before the release and apologized for the bad publicity, and promised to investigate the claims. OSU then hired independent investigator, Charles Smrt to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations. ESPN later debunked several of the claims in the story by simply calling OSU's registrar and obtaining a transcript from Tatum Bell that proved he was not in school during stated timelines. Further controversy began to surround the SI article when Jason Whitlock, a former colleague of Evans, claimed that he was a huge fan of the University of Oklahoma.[8] Dohrmann went on national syndicated radio with Doug Gottlieb and stated that Fath' Carter had two degrees from OSU.[9] When questioned by ESPN's Brett McMurphy, the registrars' office later stated that Fath Carter had never graduated.[10] Brandon Weeden also was able to point to unprofessional behavior from Evans displayed during a press conference.[11] DeadSpin also found out that many crucial professors and tutors never were interviewed for the story.[12]

In June 2014, John Talley, a spokesperson for the FCA chapter at Oklahoma State had filed a lawsuit against Dohrmann, Time Inc., and Evans for false-light accusations which painted him as an overzealous booster.[13] In his lawsuit, Talley is seeking damages of $75,000. In July 2014, OSU confirmed that the NCAA had been investigating the allegations.[14]

On October 21, 2014, the NCAA and The Compliance Group, an independent investigation firm led by Charles Smrt, jointly released a statement that the allegations contained in the Sports Illustrated story were "fundamentally unfounded". The NCAA and the investigator had poured over 50,000 emails and had unfettered access to all areas of the compliance department and re-interviewed those who were quoted in the story. The report stated "Overall, several interviewees indicated that they reported to SI general information or incidents about college football but that the SI reporter indicated that the incident occurred at OSU." During the joint investigation, however, three lesser allegations – not related to the Sports Illustrated claims, and labeled as Level II violations- were uncovered

"During the period of fall 2007 through the spring of 2013, approximately 1,572 drug tests occurred of football players. There were 94 positives involving approximately 60 student-athletes per the policy. (According to the company used by the University to conduct its drug testing program, this positive rate per total number of tests is slightly less than the national average).

The institution examined the application of the policy in those 94 situations and believes that on four occasions, the applicable penalty per the policy was not applied and reported this information to the Enforcement Staff."[15]

Also, it was deemed that the Orange Pride spirit program was chartered under the football program, but a recent NCAA policy change in 2007 required spirit clubs to form under the admissions department. Because of these two minor violations, OSU was cited for a failure to monitor in these two instances. The total cost for the independent investigation amounted to $221,055.18.[16]

On January 22, 2015, Burns Hargis and other OSU officials visited the NCAA offices in Indianapolis to appeal to the NCAA. Even as Level II allegations, OSU officials considered them harsh and sought to have them reduced further. Hargis stated OSU’s intent on having those Level II allegations reconsidered, possibly as Level III.

On April 24, 2015, the NCAA announced the sanctions against Oklahoma State would include an $8,500 fine and one-year probation to avoid further citings. The University self-imposed limits on the number of recruiting visits, off-campus evaluations, and the number of evaluation days in the fall and spring recruiting periods all of which will expire in 2016. The University is also not allowed to use the Orange Pride program to assist with recruiting visits for four years (2019-2020 season).[17] In the end, the violations did not rise to the equivalent of even a Level II violation as no scholarships were reduced, no postseason bans were put into place.[18]

Logos and Uniforms

Throughout the 2000s, the Cowboys had four main uniform combinations. For the 2011 football season, it was revealed that Nike had created new uniforms for the Cowboys, offering three different helmet options in either gray, black, or white. New jerseys and pants consisting of black, orange, grey and white also came aboard, allowing for up to 48 different variations. The Cowboys debuted their new gray uniforms for the first game of the 2011 season. In a 2012 home game against Iowa State, the Cowboys debuted the new orange helmets, along with a new Pistol Pete decal. This would bring the different uniform combinations up to 64.[19]

The uniform combinations are chosen before the season by a committee of players and the Cowboys equipment manager, Wes Edwards. A few patterns have evolved since the origination of the multiple uniform era. Thursday night games during 2009, 2010, 2011, and in 2014 have involved black uniforms. Another trend has the Cowboys reverting to the traditional White Helmet/Traditional Brand Logo/Orange Jersey/White Pants for the home opener in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Bowl games for the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the high profile 2014 season opener in the Cowboys Classic featured Oklahoma State wearing all black.

During the 2012 season, fans saw the addition of the orange helmet, and the addition of new decals. For the first time since 1979, the Cowboys took the field in "All Orange" against Iowa State for Homecoming. Also during the 2012 season, new carbon fiber gray helmets replaced the matte gray that had been used in 2011.

The Cowboys helmet logos include a Pistol Pete logo, as well as what fans refer to as "Phantom Pete". The "OSU" Branded logo was now featured in different variants, to reflect the helmet being worn. During 2013, OSU began incorporating a stripe down the center of their helmets for different variations. In 2014, OSU revealed two new helmet choices- a "classic Aggie" which paid homage to the bucking Aggie logo used in the 1940s and 1950s when the school was still called Oklahoma A&M Aggies. The other helmet was an Orange-Chrome with an oversized, offcenter Pistol Pete. This was worn in a Thursday night victory over Texas Tech.

Past Uniforms



The first Bedlam game was held at Island Park in Guthrie, Oklahoma. It was a cold, and very windy day with the temperatures well below the freezing mark. At one moment in the game when the Oklahoma A&M Aggies were punting, the wind carried the ball backwards behind the kicker. If the Oklahoma A&M squad recovered the ball it would be a touchback and if the University of Oklahoma squad recovered it, it would be a touchdown. The ball kept going backwards and rolled down a hill into the half-frozen creek. Since a touchdown was at stake, members of both teams dove into the icy waters to recover the ball. A member of the OU team came out with the ball and downed it for a touchdown, eventually winning the game 75–0.[2] Thus was the beginning of Bedlam.

Author Steve Budin, whose father was a New York bookie, has recently publicized the claim that the 1954 "Bedlam" game against rival OU was fixed by mobsters in his book Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll (ISBN 1-60239-099-1).[20] Allegedly, the mobsters threatened and paid off a cook to slip laxatives into a soup eaten by many OU Sooner starting players, causing them to fall violently ill in the days leading up to the game. OU was victorious in the end, but their 14–0 win did not cover the 20-point spread they had in their favor. However, many people involved in the 1954 contest do not recall any incident like the one purported by Budin to have occurred.[21] The University of Oklahoma leads the Bedlam Series in football 84–18–7.


All-time series, Oklahoma State leading 40–27-5, winning the most recent match up in 2011, 59-33.[22] Since 1990 Tulsa is 3-9 versus Oklahoma State with the Cowboys scoring at least 36 points in each of the last four contests. The Cowboys have a twenty-game home winning streak against Tulsa. The last time Tulsa won in Stillwater was 1951.[23]

Conference (seasons as member)

  • Independent (1901–1914)
  • Southwest Conference (1915–1924)
  • MVIAA (1925–1927)
  • Missouri Valley Conference (1928–1956)
  • Independent (1957–1959)
  • Big Eight Conference (1960–1995)
  • Big 12 Conference (1996–Present)


Oklahoma State Cowboys Football team recruiting rankings:

Commits Top Commit
2015 40 20 Chris Carson
2014 14 28 Tyreek Hill
2013 25 23 Marcell Ateman
2012 24 24 Greg Brantley
2011 18 26 Herschel Sims
2010 18 27 Shaun Lewis
2009 45 24 Dexter Pratt
2008 40 27 Alfred Dupree
2007 24 22 Richetti Jones
2006 16 29 Perrish Cox
2005 64 21 Quinton Moore
2004 33 18 Bobby Reid
2003 29 30 Xavier Lawson-Kennedy
2002 32 14 Lance Carson


OSU has won 8 Missouri Valley Conference Championships, 1 Big Eight Conference Championship, and 1 Big 12 Conference Championship.

Year Overall Record Conference Record Coach Conference
1925 2-5-1 John Maulbetsch Missouri Valley Conference
1930† 7-2-1 Lynn O. Waldorf Missouri Valley Conference
1932 9-1-2 Lynn O. Waldorf Missouri Valley Conference
1933† 6-2-1 Lynn O. Waldorf Missouri Valley Conference
1944 8-1 Jim Lookabaugh Missouri Valley Conference
1945 9-0 Jim Lookabaugh Missouri Valley Conference
1948 6-4 Jim Lookabaugh Missouri Valley Conference
1953† 7-3 J.B. Whitworth Missouri Valley Conference
1976† 9-3 5-2 Jim Stanley Big Eight Conference
2011 12-1 8-1 Mike Gundy Big 12 Conference
Total 10 - -

† Denotes shared title

Individual honors

Barry Sanders, 1988
Barry Sanders, 1988
Barry Sanders, 1988
Matt Fodge, 2008
Justin Blackmon, 2010
Justin Blackmon, 2011
Dan Bailey, 2010

Cowboys in the NFL

Bowl history

The Cowboys are 4-3 in the six major bowl games (Rose, Peach, Cotton Bowl Classic, Sugar, Fiesta & Orange), with their biggest win being over Stanford in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, with the win making them finish 3rd in the final poll, the highest ever finish for a Cowboy team. [24]

Season Bowl Opponent Result
1944 Cotton Bowl Classic TCU W 34-0
1945 Sugar Bowl St. Mary's W 33-13
1948 Delta Bowl William & Mary L 0-20
1958 Bluegrass Bowl Florida State W 15-6
1974 Fiesta Bowl BYU W 16-6
1976 Tangerine Bowl BYU W 49-21
1981 Independence Bowl Texas A&M L 16-33
1983 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl Baylor W 24-14
1984 Gator Bowl South Carolina W 21-14
1985 Gator Bowl Florida State L 23-34
1987 Sun Bowl West Virginia W 35-33
1988 Holiday Wyoming W 62-14
1997 Alamo Bowl Purdue L 20-33
2002 Houston Bowl Southern Miss W 33-23
2003 Cotton Bowl Classic Mississippi L 28-31
2004 Alamo Bowl Ohio State L 7-33
2006 Independence Bowl Alabama W 34-31
2007 Insight Indiana W 49-33
2008 Holiday Bowl Oregon L 31-42
2009 Cotton Bowl Classic Mississippi L 7-21
2010 Alamo Bowl Arizona W 36-10
2011 Fiesta Bowl Stanford W 41-38 (OT)
2012 Heart Of Dallas Bowl Purdue W 58-14
2013 Cotton Bowl Classic Missouri L 31-41
2014 Cactus Bowl Washington W 30-22
Total 25 Bowl Games 16–9

Year by year records

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
No Coach (Independent) (1901–1905)
1901 2–3 N/A N/A
1902 No team N/A N/A
1903 0–2–2 N/A N/A
1904 0–4–1 N/A N/A
1905 1–3–2 N/A N/A
Boyd Hill (Independent) (1906–1906)
1906 Hill 1–4–2 N/A N/A
Ed Parry (Independent) (1907–1908)
1907 Parry 1–3–1 N/A N/A
1908 Parry 4–3 N/A N/A
Paul J. Davis (Independent) (1909–1914)
1909 Davis 5–3 N/A N/A
1910 Davis 3–4 N/A N/A
1911 Davis 5–2 N/A N/A
1912 Davis 6–2 N/A N/A
1913 Davis 4–3 N/A N/A
1914 Davis 6–2–1 N/A N/A
John G. Griffith (Southwest) (1915–1916)
1915 Griffith 4–5–1 0–3 N/A N/A
1916 Griffith 4–4 0–3 N/A N/A
E.A. Pritchard (Southwest) (1917–1918)
1917 Pritchard 4–5 1–2 N/A N/A
1918 Pritchard 4–2 0–2 N/A N/A
Jim Pixlee (Southwest) (1919–1920)
1919 Pixlee 3–3–2 0–2 N/A N/A
1920 Pixlee 0–7–1 0–3 N/A N/A
John Maulbetsch (Southwest) (1921–1924)
1921 Maulbetsch 5–4–1 1–1 N/A N/A
1922 Maulbetsch 4–4–1 2–3 N/A N/A
1923 Maulbetsch 2–8 1–3 N/A N/A
1924 Maulbetsch 6–1–2 1–1–1 N/A N/A
John Maulbetsch (Missouri Valley) (1925–1928)
1925 Maulbetsch 2–5–1 0–3–1 N/A N/A
1926 Maulbetsch 3–4–1 3–0–1 N/A N/A
1927 Maulbetsch 4–4 2–1 N/A N/A
1928 Maulbetsch 1–7 0–1 N/A N/A
Pappy Waldorf (Missouri Valley) (1929–1933)
1929 Waldorf 4–3–2 1–1 N/A N/A
1930 Waldorf 7–2–1 2–0 N/A N/A
1931 Waldorf 8–2–1 1–0 N/A N/A
1932 Waldorf 9–1–2 3–0 N/A N/A
1933 Waldorf 6–2–1 2–0 N/A N/A
Albert Exendine (Missouri Valley) (1934–1935)
1934 Exendine 4–5–1 1–1 N/A
1935 Exendine 3–7 0–3 N/A
Ted Cox (Missouri Valley) (1936–1938)
1936 Cox 1–9 1–2 N/A
1937 Cox 4–6 2–2 N/A
1938 Cox 2–8 0–4 N/A
Jim Lookabaugh (Missouri Valley) (1939–1949)
1939 Lookabaugh 5–4–1 3–1 N/A
1940 Lookabaugh 6–3–1 4–1 N/A
1941 Lookabaugh 5–4 3–1 N/A
1942 Lookabaugh 6–3–1 4–1 N/A
1943 Lookabaugh 3–4 0–1 N/A
1944 Lookabaugh 8–1 1–0 W Cotton N/A
1945 Lookabaugh 9–0 1–0 W Sugar 5 N/A
1946 Lookabaugh 3–7–1 1–1 N/A
1947 Lookabaugh 3–7 0–2 N/A
1948 Lookabaugh 6–4 2–0 L Delta N/A
1949 Lookabaugh 4–4–2 2–1–1 N/A
J.B. Whitworth (Missouri Valley) (1950–1954)
1950 Whitworth 4–6–1 1–2–1
1951 Whitworth 3–7 3–2
1952 Whitworth 3–7 2–2
1953 Whitworth 7–3 3–1
1954 Whitworth 5–4–1 2–2
Cliff Speegle (Missouri Valley) (1955–1956)
1955 Speegle 2–8 1–3
1956 Speegle 3–5–2 2–1–1
Cliff Speegle (Independent) (1957–1959)
1957 Speegle 6–3–1
1958 Speegle 8–3 W Bluegrass 19
1959 Speegle 6–4
Cliff Speegle (Big Eight) (1960–1962)
1960 Speegle 3–7 2–5
1961 Speegle 4–6 2–5
1962 Speegle 4–6 2–5
Phil Cutchin (Big Eight) (1963–1968)
1963 Cutchin 1–8 0–6
1964 Cutchin 4–6 3–4
1965 Cutchin 3–7 2–5
1966 Cutchin 4–5–1 4–2–1
1967 Cutchin 4–5–1 3–4
1968 Cutchin 3–7 2–5
Floyd Gass (Big Eight) (1969–1971)
1969 Gass 5–5 3–4
1970 Gass 4–7 2–5
1971 Gass 4–6–1 2–5
Dave Smith (Big Eight) (1972–1972)
1972 Smith 6–5 4–3
Jim Stanley (Big Eight) (1973–1978)
1973 Stanley 5–4–2 2–3–2
1974 Stanley 7–5 4–3 W Fiesta
1975 Stanley 7–4 3–4
1976 Stanley 9–3 5–2 W Tangerine 14 14
1977 Stanley 4–7 2–5
1978 Stanley 3–8 3–4
Jimmy Johnson (Big Eight) (1979–1983)
1979 Johnson 7–4 5–2
1980 Johnson 3–7–1 2–4–1
1981 Johnson 7–5 4–3 L Independence
1982 Johnson 4–5–2 3–2–2
1983 Johnson 8–4 3–4 W Bluebonnet 18
Pat Jones (Big Eight) (1984–1994)
1984 Jones 10–2 5–2 W Gator 5 7
1985 Jones 8–4 4–3 L Gator
1986 Jones 6–5 4–3
1987 Jones 10–2 5–2 W Sun 12 11
1988 Jones 10–2 5–2 W Holiday 11 11
1989 Jones 4–7 3–4
1990 Jones 4–7 2–5
1991 Jones 0–10–1 0–6–1
1992 Jones 4–6–1 2–4–1
1993 Jones 3–8 0–7
1994 Jones 3–7–1 0–6–1
Bob Simmons (Big Eight) (1995–1995)
1995 Simmons 4–8 2–5
Bob Simmons (Big 12) (1996–2000)
1996 Simmons 5–6 2–6
1997 Simmons 8–4 5–3 L Alamo 24 24
1998 Simmons 5–6 3–5
1999 Simmons 5–6 3–5
2000 Simmons 3–8 1–7
Les Miles (Big 12) (2001–2004)
2001 Miles 4–7 2–6
2002 Miles 8–5 5–3 W Houston
2003 Miles 9–4 5–3 L Cotton
2004 Miles 7–5 4–4 L Alamo
Mike Gundy (Big 12) (2005–present)
2005 Gundy 4–7 1–7
2006 Gundy 7–6 3–5 W Independence
2007 Gundy 7–6 4–4 W Insight
2008 Gundy 9–4 5–3 L Holiday 18 16
2009 Gundy 9–4 6–2 L Cotton 25
2010 Gundy 11–2 6–2 W Alamo 10 13
2011 Gundy 12–1 8–1 W Fiesta 3 3
2012 Gundy 8–5 5–4 W Heart of Dallas
2013 Gundy 10–3 7–2 L Cotton 17 17
2014 Gundy 7–6 4–5 W Cactus
Total: 547–530–49
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


Final rankings

Season Record Conf AP Rank Coaches Rank
1945 9-0-0 (1-0-0) 5 N/A
1958 8-3-0 N/A 19 -
1976 9-3-0 (5-2-0) 14 14
1983 8-4-0 (5-2-0) - 18
1984 10-2-0 (5-2-0) 7 5
1987 10-2-0 (5-2-0) 11 12
1988 10-2-0 (5-2-0) 11 11
1997 8-4 (5-3) 24 24
2008 9-4 (5-3) 16 18
2009 9-4 (6-2) - 25
2010 11-2 (6-2) 13 10
2011 12-1 (8-1) 3 3
2013 10-3 (7-2) 17 17

See also

Future non-conference opponents

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
vs Southeastern Louisiana vs Tulsa vs South Alabama at Tulsa vs Tulsa vs Tulsa
vs Central Michigan at Pittsburgh vs Boise State at Oregon State vs South Alabama at Boise State
vs Pittsburgh at South Alabama vs Central Michigan vs Oregon State



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