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1972 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1972 record6–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachDave Smith (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Oklahoma 6 1 0     11 1 0
#4 Nebraska 5 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. In their first and only season under head coach Dave Smith, the Cowboys compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for third place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 259 to 203.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included George Palmer with 937 rushing yards, Brent Blackman with 572 passing yards, Steve Pettes with 154 receiving yards, and Alton Gerard with 42 points scored.[3][4]

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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 16Texas–Arlington*W 21–3
September 23at Arkansas*L 23–24
September 30No. 3 Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 31–6
October 7Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 17–16
October 14at Virginia Tech*No. 19L 32–34
October 21Baylor*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 20–7
October 28at No. 3 NebraskaL 0–34
November 4Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 10–13
November 11at Kansas StateW 45–14
November 25No. 17 Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 45–14
December 2at No. 3 OklahomaNo. 20L 15–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1972 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 82 Beall, CharlieCharlie Beall Sr
QB 10 Blackman, BrentBrent Blackman Jr
G 75 Boatwright, BonBon Boatwright Jr
T 61 Clendennen, MikeMike Clendennen Jr
TE 85 Gant, ReubenReuben Gant Jr
C 52 Jacobson, BertBert Jacobson Sr
RB 35 Palmer, GeorgeGeorge Palmer So
WR 81 Pettes, SteveSteve Pettes Jr
WR 18 Rosenthal, DavidDavid Rosenthal Jr
T 77 Wolf, TomTom Wolf So
G 64 Yates, PatPat Yates Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 54 Bacon, BobbyBobby Bacon Jr
LB 62 Bain, BubbaBubba Bain Sr
DT 68 Barnes, GillGill Barnes Sr
FS 36 Brown, AlvinAlvin Brown Jr
DT 65 Price, BarryBarry Price Jr
DE 93 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson Jr
CB 28 Stewart, DarrylDarryl Stewart Jr
CB 34 Terry, MikeMike Terry So
DE 94 Tarrant, DougDoug Tarrant Jr
LB 60 Vann, ClevelandCleveland Vann Jr
DT 72 Williams, JimmyJimmy Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1972 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1972-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. "1972 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1972.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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