Oklahoma State football is #1 in Stillwater and it shows on the field behind coach Mike Gundy. OSU's greatest success came in the late 1980's when the team was led by quarterback (and current coach) Mike Gundy and Heisman Trophy Winner Barry Sanders. The Cowboys have developed a reputation for producing great running backs, giving it the nickname “Tailback U”. Other examples include Thurman Thomas, Terry Miller, Bob Fenimore, and Tatum Bell. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for OK State Cowboys football tickets.
2015 Oklahoma State Season Preview
The Cowboys came up 1 quarter short of winning the Big 12 in 2013. Much of that success was predicated on a defense that simply suffocated opponents. Although the Cowboys return many of their starters from their defensive front, they lost 6 of 7 players behind them. Included in those departures were all-conference linebackers Shaun Lewis, and Parker Graham, and one of the best cornerbacks in the country in Justin Gilbert. Good news for Cowboys fans is that J. W. Walsh returns for his junior season at quarterback, for an offense that has consistently been one of the top in the country over the last half decade. OSU will be tested from the start of the 2014 season, opening with defending national champion Florida State on a neutral field. But if the Cowboys can get rolling on offense, they should be able to eat through the middle of their schedule. The boys from Stillwater will finish the season with one of the toughest 4 game stretches in the Big 12 with their final four games being at Kansas State, Texas, at Baylor, and at Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma State Cowboys Football at Boone Pickens Stadium Address: 700 W Hall of Fame Ave, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74075
The Oklahoma State Cowboys play their home games at Boone Pickens Stadium. Boone Pickens Stadium currently holds nearly 45,000 spectators, but should hold closer to 60,000 once renovations are complete. Visiting the stadium is an impressive experience not just because of its size and renovations, but also because of the larger athletic village of which it is a part. Fans of Oklahoma State athletics will be impressed that their school has really come into its own as a Big 12 program to be reckoned with, and now they have a facility that matches their success. The Oklahoma State Cowboys home bench is on the Boone Pickens Stadium sideline with sections 101-108. Boone Pickens parking information is covered in our Cowboys event guide.
The Bedlam Series is one that is heavily won by the Sooners, but the recent emergence of Oklahoma State on a national level could change that in the future. The distance between Stillwater and Normal is small, on opposite sides of Oklahoma City, but the culture seems to be miles apart. Oklahoma has winning streaks of 15 and 19 and a more recent one of 8 straight from 2003-2010.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Longhorns have a rivalry that dates back to 1916. The two teams played a number of times over the next 8 decades, but the rivalry really took off when the Longhorns joined the Big 12 in the 1990’s. Since then the two teams have played annually and the rivalry has turned into one of the best in the Big 12. The Cowboys won two games in a row against the Longhorns for the first time in 2010-2011, and are hungry for more.
Oklahoma State in the CFP Championship and Bowl Games
When it comes to winning bowl games no one does it better than the Cowboys, literally no one. Of all the teams in NCAA College Football who have appeared in twenty plus bowl games, not one has a better winning percentage in those games than the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The orange and black have over a dozen victories record in their all time bowl games, good for a .652 winning percentage. The 2011 Big 12 Conference Champs are a year after year threat to win it all. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 12 Conference Championship Game.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Event Guide
Where are the best places to eat in Stillwater before an Oklahoma State game?
Eskimo Joe’s is in the most well-known bar & restaurant in Stillwater. Casual food, great drinks in a fun setting. Nearby is the Hideaway, which is some of the best pizza in Oklahoma. The “Hall of Fame Block Party” outside Boone Pickens Stadium opens 3 hours before kickoff and is a family friendly atmosphere to enjoy pregame.
What time do the gates Boone Pickens Stadium open prior to kickoff?
Suite holders, Club seats and student seating gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff. All other gates open 1.5 hours before kickoff.
Who are the most famous Oklahoma State football alumni?
Oklahoma State has a football history that stretches back nearly 100 years and many great players have played for the Cowboys during that time. The most well-known Oklahoma State football players include Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas, Hart Lee Dykes, and Dez Bryant.