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1968 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1968 record3–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachPhil Cutchin (6th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Kansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Oklahoma 6 1 0     7 4 0
#9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater in the Big Eight Conference during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth and final season under head coach Phil Cutchin, the Cowboys compiled a 3–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 288 to 161.[1][2]

On offense, the 1968 team averaged 16.1 points scored, 136.3 rushing yards, and 172.8 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 28.8 points scored, 256.0 rushing yards, and 162.5 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included Duane Porter with 307 rushing yards, Ronnie Johnson with 1,438 passing yards, Terry Brown with 688 receiving yards, and Wayne Hallmark with 18 points scored.[5][6]

Offensive lineman Jon Kolb was selected by the Associated Press, United Press International, and Central Press Association as a first-team All-American.[7] Kolb and middle guard John Little were selected as first-team All-Big Eight Conference players.[8]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[9]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21at Arkansas*L 15–32
October 5at Texas*L 3–31
October 12at No. 11 Houston*W 21–17
October 19at No. 4 KansasL 14–49
October 26NebraskaL 20–21
November 2at No. 10 MissouriL 7–42
November 9Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 34–17
November 16Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 26–17
November 23at Kansas StateL 14–21
November 30No. 11 Oklahoma
L 7–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1968 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1968-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 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 27, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. "1968 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1968.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, p. 149.
  8. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  9. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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