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1969 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1969 record5–5 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coachFloyd Gass (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Floyd Gass, the Cowboys compiled a 5–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 200 to 197.[1][2]

On offense, the 1969 team averaged 19.7 points scored, 132.0 rushing yards, and 164.1 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 20.0 points scored, 188.0 rushing yards, and 155.3 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included Bob Deerinwater with 587 rushing yards, Bob Cutburth with 1,593 passing yards, and Hermann Eben with 733 receiving yards and 42 points scored.[5][6]

Offensive lineman John Ward was selected by the AFCA, FWAA, and Kodak as a first-team All-American.[7] Ward, middle guard John Little, halfback Benny Goodwin, and tackle Jerry Sherk were selected as first-team All-Big Eight Conference players.[8] Linebacker Gary Darnell set a single-game Oklahoma State record with 27 tackles against Texas Tech on October 4, 1969.[9] John Gates set the Oklahoma State record for interceptions in a season with 8.

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[10]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20at No. 2 Arkansas*L 0–39
September 27Houston*W 24–18
October 4Texas Tech*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK (rivalry)
W 17–10
October 18at No. 6 MissouriL 21–31
October 25at NebraskaL 3–13
November 1at KansasW 28–25
November 8No. 15 Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 28–19
November 15at ColoradoL 14–17
November 22at Iowa StateW 35–0
November 29Oklahoma
L 27–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1969 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1969-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. "1969 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1969.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, p. 149.
  8. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  9. 2016 Football Guide, p. 122.
  10. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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