2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Holiday Bowl, L 31–42 vs. Oregon
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 16
2008 record9–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coachMike Gundy (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorGunter Brewer (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorTrooper Taylor (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorTim Beckman (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumBoone Pickens Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#19 Missouri xy   5 3         10 4  
Nebraska x   5 3         9 4  
Kansas   4 4         8 5  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas State   2 6         5 7  
Iowa State   0 8         2 10  
South
#5 Oklahoma xy   7 1         12 2  
#4 Texas x   7 1         12 1  
#12 Texas Tech x   7 1         11 2  
#16 Oklahoma State   5 3         9 4  
Baylor   2 6         4 8  
Texas A&M   2 6         4 8  

Championship: Oklahoma 62, Missouri 21
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 302:30 PMat Washington State*FSNW 39–1350,830
September 66:05 PMHouston*W 56–3745,001
September 1312:05 PMMissouri State*
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
FCSW 57–1343,388
September 276:05 PMTroy*
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 55–2452,463
October 46:05 PMTexas A&MNo. 21
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 56–2851,147
October 117:00 PMat No. 3 MissouriNo. 17ESPN2W 28–2368,349
October 182:00 PMBaylordaggerNo. 8
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 34–650,080
October 252:30 PMat No. 1 TexasNo. 7ABCL 24–2898,518
November 12:30 PMIowa StateNo. 9
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
ABCW 59–1746,718
November 87:00 PMat No. 2 Texas TechNo. 8ABCL 20–5655,663
November 157:00 PMat ColoradoNo. 11ABCW 30–1746,092
November 297:00 PMNo. 3 OklahomaNo. 11
ABCL 41–6149,031
December 307:00 PMNo. 15 OregonNo. 13ESPNL 31–4259,108
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Source:[1]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Washington State[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Washington State
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 3 12 10 14 39
Washington State 0 0 6 7 13
  • Date: August 30, 2008
  • Location: Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
  • Game start: 2:30 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 50,830

Houston[edit | edit source]

File:2008 UH Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys.jpg

The Cowboys face off against the Houston Cougars at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 8, 2008

Oklahoma State vs. Houston
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 9 7 14 37
Oklahoma State 7 7 28 14 56
  • Date: September 6, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 45,001

Missouri State[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri State 3 3 7 0 13
Oklahoma State 22 14 21 0 57
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 12:05 CST
  • Game attendance: 43,338

Troy[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Troy
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Troy 0 10 7 7 24
Oklahoma State 14 21 10 10 55
  • Date: September 27, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 52,463 (school record)

Texas A&M[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 0 7 14 28
Oklahoma State 21 7 14 14 56
  • Date: October 4, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 6:05 P.M. CST
  • Game attendance: 51,147

Missouri[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 0 14 7 28
Missouri 3 7 7 6 23
  • Date: October 11, 2008
  • Location: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 7:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 68,349

Baylor[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Baylor
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 6 0 0 0 6
Oklahoma State 7 21 6 0 34
  • Date: October 18, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 2:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 50,080

Texas[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 14 7 3 24
Texas 7 14 7 0 28
  • Date: October 25, 2008
  • Location: Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
  • Game start: 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 98,518

Iowa State[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 7 3 0 7 17
Oklahoma State 14 14 24 7 59
  • Date: November 1, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 2:30 pm CST
  • Game attendance: 46,718

Texas Tech[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 7 6 0 20
Texas Tech 14 14 14 14 56
  • Date: November 8, 2008
  • Location: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 55,663

Colorado[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 6 7 14 3 30
Colorado 0 3 7 7 17
  • Date: November 15, 2008
  • Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 46,092

Oklahoma[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 14 16 24 61
Oklahoma State 3 10 13 15 41
  • Date: November 29, 2008
  • Location: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Game start: 7:00 CST
  • Game attendance: 49,031

2008 Holiday Bowl[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 17 0 7 7 31
Oregon 7 0 21 14 42
  • Date: December 30, 2008
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Game attendance: 59,108

Rankings[edit | edit source]


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR RV RV RV RV 21 17 8 7 9 8 11 11 11 14 13 16 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV 22 17 10 8 10 8 13 12 12 15 14 18 
Harris Not released 23f 17 10 8 9 8 13 13 12 14 13 Not released 
BCS Not released 6 9 9 13 12 12 14 13 Not released


Statistics[edit | edit source]

Team[edit | edit source]

Team Opp
Scoring 499 323
  Points per Game 41.6 26.9
First Downs
  Rushing
  Passing
  Penalty
Total Offense
  Avg per Play
  Avg per Game
Fumbles-Lost
Penalties-Yards
  Avg per Game
Team Opp
Punts-Yards
  Avg per Punt
Time of Possession/Game
3rd Down Conversions
4th Down Conversions
Touchdowns Scored
Field Goals-Attempts-Long
PAT-Attempts
Attendance 337,828 319,452
  Games/Avg per Game 7/48,261 5/63,890

Scores by quarter[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 128 134 174 94 530
Opponents 68 77 106 114 365



Offense[edit | edit source]

Rushing[edit | edit source]

Name GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Kendall Hunter 13 241 1544 0 1544 6.4 16 68 118.8 ypg
Keith Toston 13 102 686 0 686 6.7 9 56 52.8 ypg

Passing[edit | edit source]

Name GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Zac Robinson 13-13 166.86 204-314-10 65 3065 25 95 235.8 ypg
Alex Cate 2-0 174.08 4-5-0 66.7 56 0 29 28 ypg

Receiving[edit | edit source]

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Dez Bryant 12 87 1481 17 19 80 123.4 ypg
Kendall Hunter 13 24 198 9 1 31 15.2 ypg

Defense[edit | edit source]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Saf
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF
Total
Opponents

Special teams[edit | edit source]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 50+ Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

Awards[edit | edit source]

[2]

2008 team players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Brandon Pettigrew Tight end 1 20 Detroit Lions

[3]

The following Cowboys were signed as undrafted free agents:

References[edit | edit source]

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