Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oklahoma State 10-1 with Goals Still Alive

Oklahoma State Has Clinched a Share of the Big 12 Conference Title
Cowboys earn first share of league crown since 1976

The Oklahoma State Football program has reached new highs in 2011 and all the goals originally set prior to the season are still alive for the Cowboys.  OSU is 10-1 and nationally ranked in the top 10 in every major poll.  The Cowboys are coming off a heart breaking loss at Iowa State but have two weeks to prepare for a monumental game with in-state rival Oklahoma on Dec. 3.  Set your calendars for a Bedlam showdown at 7 p.m. CT inside Boone Pickens Stadium.  OSU has already clinched a share of the Big 12 Conference title but win on Dec. 3 and it belongs to the Pokes.

The Cowboys are faced with adversity for the first time this season but it's how you respond that measures a teams true character.  Expect the Oklahoma State program to persevere and continue to build on an already great season.

The 2011 has a been a season of firsts for OSU.  Here is a list of accomplishments to this point.

  • Clinched a share of the Big 12 conference title - first time since 1976
  • 10-1 overall record  - including a school record 10-0 start
  • 7-1 in Big 12 play - 7-0 conference start for first time in school history
  • 11-game winning streak - second longest in school history
  • Highest BCS ranking (2nd) in school history
  • Highest National Ranking in School History (2nd)
  • 39 wins over last 3 1/2 years
  • National Coach of the Year Nominee
  • 7 league wins is an Oklahoma State record
  • 9 Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12
  • Lead the nation in turnovers gained
  • Top 5 nationally in Scoring, Total Offense, Passing and First Downs
  • Second time in school history OSU has 10 wins in regular-season
  • Won 10 games in two straight seasons for first time since 1987-88
  • Second time in school history with 20 or more wins in two-year period (1987-88)
  • 9 wins in four straight season for first time in school history
  • 29 consecutive appearances in the BCS standings, tied for second in the FBS
  • Ranked among Top 10 nationally throughout the season
  • Highest associated press ranking (2nd) in school history
  • Set New Single-game attendance record vs. Kansas State
  • Five 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
  • 3 wins over Top 25 Opponents (Texas A&M, Texas, Kansas State)
  • Top 10 road win in 2011 (Texas A&M)
  • Top 25 road win in 2011 (Texas)
  • Heisman Candidates (Brandon Weeden & Justin Blackmon)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award semifinalist (Justin Blackmon)
  • Doak Walker Semifinalist (Joseph Randle)
  • Jim Thorpe Semifinists (Markelle Martin & Brodrick Brown)
  • Rimington Trophy Watch List (Grant Garner)
  • Lou Groza Semifinalist (Quinn Sharp)
  • Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist (Brandon Weeden)
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist (Brodrick Brown)
  • First Back-to-Back wins vs. Texas Tech in Lubbock since 1942 and ‘44
  • 10 straight road victories
  • OSU scored 66 against the Red Raiders - Most ever allowed by Texas Tech
  • Most points ever scored by OSU at Texas (38)
  • Snapped Missouri’s 10-game home winning streak
  • 9 straight wins against Texas members of the Big 12 Conference
  • 11-1 against Big 12 Texas schools since 2009 

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