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1958 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 19
1958 record8–3
Head coachCliff Speegle (4th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →

The 1958 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater as an independent during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth season under head coach Cliff Speegle, the Cowboys compiled an 8–3 record, were ranked No. 19 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 201 to 134.[1][2]

End Jim Wood was selected by the American Football Coaches Association as a first-team player on the 1958 College Football All-America Team; he was Oklahoma State's first All-American since 1946.[3]

On offense, the 1958 team averaged 18.3 points scored, 196.6 rushing yards, and 81.0 passing yards per game.[4] On defense, the team allowed an average of 12.2 points scored, 147.9 rushing yards and 86.5 passing yards per game.[5] The team's statistical leaders included fullback Duane Wood with 492 rushing yards and 42 points scored, Dick Soergel with 539 passing yards, and Jim Wood with 273 receiving yards.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResult
September 19at DenverNBCW 31–14
September 27[[{{{school}}}|North Texas State]]W 21–14
October 4at [[{{{school}}}|Wichita]]W 43–12
October 11at TulsaL 16–24
October 18at No. 15 HoustonW 7–0
October 25at CincinnatiW 19–14
November 1No. 13 Air Force
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 29–33
November 8Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 14–7
November 15Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 6–3
November 29No. 3 Oklahoma
L 0–7
December 13vs. Florida StateNo. 19ABCW 15–6
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1958 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1958-schedule.html. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 149.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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