Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oklahoma State In The Mike Gundy Era

Oklahoma State enters this week ranked No. 3/4 in every major poll. The Cowboys have accomplished numerous marks under head coach Mike Gundy this season. Gundy ranks among the nations top coaches and is among the finalists for the National Coach of the Year awards.

2011 Accomplishments

  • 36 wins over last four years
  • National Coach of the Year Nominee
  • 7-0 start for third time in school history and second in last four years
  • Eight game winning streak heading into Homecoming against Baylor
  • Ranked among Top 10 nationally throughout the season
  • Highest BCS ranking in school history
  • Highest associated press ranking in school history
  • Three of the largest crowds in school history
  • Set new records for most points in a game (70), most touchdowns (10), most points in a half (56), most points in a quarter (35)
  • First team to beat Texas in Austin back-to-back years since 1910-11
  • Two top 25 road wins in 2011
  • Nine straight road victories – second most in the country
  • Most points ever scored by OSU against Texas (38)
  • Snapped Missouri’s 10-game home winning streak
  • 9-1 against Big 12 Texas schools since 2009


  • Top 10 in the AP poll four straight seasons
  • Second highest winning percentage in school history
  • Won 11 games for the first time in school history in 2010
  • Highest finish in national polls since 1984
  • Five straight bowl games
  • Two Top 10 Victories
  • Earned a share of the big 12 south championship in 2010
  • Cover of Sports Illustrated twice
  • Set new OSU season ticket records (2009, 2011)
  • Top 10 largest crowds in school history
  • 2010 Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Finalist
  • Three national award winners
  • 2010 Biletnikoff award winner
  • 2010 Lou Groza award winner
  • 2008 Ray Guy award winner
  • Eight first-team All-Americans in last three seasons
  • School record in all-big 12 and academic big-12 selections
  • 2010 Alamo Bowl champs
  • 3 NFL first-rounders
  • 15 former Cowboys currently in the NFL
  • 12 NFL draft picks
  • Won at least nine games in three straight seasons for the first time in school history
  • Went undefeated on the road in 2010 for the first time since 1944
  • OSU is one of only four teams in the country from AQ-BCS conferences to win nine games or more in each of the last three regular seasons
  • OSU took home four of the Big 12 Conference’s top individual awards in 2010. OSU had just six such awards in the history of the league prior to 2010.
  • The Cowboys reached six conference wins for just the second time in school history and for the second straight year.
  • OSU led the nation in total offense in 2010 that featured four new starting offensive linemen and a new starting quarterback
  • Oklahoma State featured the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year in 2010
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