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1962 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1962 record4–6 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachCliff Speegle (8th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oklahoma 7 0 0     8 3 0
Missouri 5 1 1     8 1 2
Nebraska 5 2 0     9 2 0
Kansas 4 2 1     6 3 1
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Colorado 1 6 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater in the Big Eight Conference during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth and final season under head coach Cliff Speegle, the Cowboys compiled a 4–6 record (2–5 against conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 214 to 138.[1][2]

On offense, the 1962 team averaged 13.8 points scored, 152.7 rushing yards, and 110.2 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 21.4 points scored, 261.8 rushing yards, and 97.0 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included Don Derrick with 539 rushing yards and 24 yards, Mike Miller with 1,056 passing yards, and Don Karns with 328 receiving yards.[5][6]

No Oklahoma State players were selected as first-team All-Big Eight Conference players.[7]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[8]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22at Arkansas*L 7–34
October 6at Tulsa*W 17–7
October 13ColoradodaggerW 36–16
October 20at MissouriL 6–23
October 27Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 17–36
November 3Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 7–34
November 10at Army*W 12–7
November 17at NebraskaL 0–14
November 24at Kansas StateW 30–6
December 1No. 8 Oklahoma
L 6–37
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1962 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1962-schedule.html. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 173. 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. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. "1962 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1962.html. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  8. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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