2013: 10-3 (7-2 Big 12); lost AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic to Missouri
OK-State continued its run of football greatness, earning a top 10 ranking in the season for the fourth year in the last six. The program peaked in 2011, going 11-1 and then winning the Fiesta Bowl. 2013 seemed to be on a similar trajectory through Week 11 at 10-1 and fresh off a huge upset win over #3 Baylor. But a home loss to hated rival #18 Oklahoma and then the bowl loss to Mizzou left a bad taste in their mouths heading into the offseason. Oklahoma State did it with defense at 21.6 points allowed per game, one of the better marks in all of the FBS. They also had a prolific passing game led by now-graduated Clint Chelf (2,173 pass yards, 17 TDs) and JW Walsh (1,333 yards, 9 TDs). Walsh should be in the mix at QB this fall but he hasn’t won the job just yet. Unfortunately the defense lost seven starting seniors, including #8 overall pick Justin Gilbert, perhaps the next shutdown cornerback in the NFL for the Browns. With a couple losses in receiving the Cowboys will need to replace the production there too.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are now a college football powerhouse out of the Big 12 conference. Led by head coach Mike Gundy, the Cowboys play at the beautiful Boone Pickens Stadium, which holds just over 60,000 fans. The Cowboys boast the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL standout running back Barry Sanders. In addition, the Cowboys have many notable players currently playing in the NFL including Dez Bryant, Brandon Weeden, Brandon Pettigrew, and Justin Blackmon. They’ve got a rivalry with Oklahoma although they trail pretty badly in that one and the Cowboys’ success has only come in recent years. Oklahoma State won just once between 1966 and 1995. This season the Cowboys look to return to the make the first college football playoff and Gold Coast Tickets has all the tickets so that you can watch them do it. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for all your college football needs this season!