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1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1971 record4–6–1 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachFloyd Gass (3rd season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Nebraska 7 0 0     13 0 0
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#3 Colorado 5 2 0     10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0     1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their third and final season under head coach Floyd Gass, the Cowboys compiled a 4–6–1 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 322 to 184.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Bobby Cole with 631 rushing yards, Tony Pounds with 792 passing yards, and Dick Graham with 631 receiving yards.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11Mississippi State*W 26–7
September 18at No. 6 Arkansas*L 10–31
September 25Virginia Tech*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 24–16
October 9at TCU*T 14–14
October 16at MissouriW 37–16
October 23No. 1 Nebraska
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 13–41
October 30at KansasW 17–10
November 6Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 23–35
November 13at No. 12 ColoradoL 6–40
November 20at Iowa StateL 0–54
December 4No. 3 Oklahoma
L 14–58
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1971-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, pp. 168, 170.
  4. "1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1971.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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