1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1986 record6–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachPat Jones (3rd season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
#5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Pat Jones, the Cowboys compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 191 to 181.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Thurman Thomas with 741 rushing yards, Mike Gundy with 1,525 passing yards, and Hart Lee Dykes with 814 receiving yards and 42 points scored.[3][4]

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

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6at Southwestern Louisiana*W 21–20
September 13at Tulsa*L 23–27
September 20Houston*L 12–28
September 27Illinois State*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 23–7
October 11at No. 3 NebraskaL 10–30
October 18at No. 5 OklahomaL 0–19
October 25Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 24–6
November 1Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 14–31
November 8at Kansas StateW 23–3
November 22Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 21–14
December 4Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 10–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1986-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. "1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1986.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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