Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oklahoma State Caps Greatest Season in History

Oklahoma State finished the greatest season in school history with a 41-38 over #4 Stanford in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl. The Cowboys rode to a school record 12 wins and made their first BCS appearance. OSU was 4-0 against teams with 10-wins or more and that's just a start of the 2011 accomplishments. Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State captured its first outright Big 12 Conference Championship.

2011 Football Honors and Recognition

41 wins over last 4 years
6 Consecutive Bowl Appearances
2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions
First BCS Appearance in School History
Most Wins in School History (12)
Five wins over Top 25 Opponents (TAMU, UT, KSU. OU, Stanford)
Three Top 10 Wins (Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Stanford)
Two Top 10 road wins in 2011 (Texas A&M & Stanford)
Three Top 25 road wins in 2011 (Texas A&M, Texas, Stanford)
First Conference Championship In Programs History
2012 Bedlam Series Champions
Undefeated at Home in 2011 (6-0)
Eight league wins is an Oklahoma State record
Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year
American Football Monthly National Coach of the Year
School Record Six Associated Press All-Americans
12 Cowboys Named All-Big 12
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year (Quinn Sharp)
Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (Grant Garner)
Highest BCS ranking (2nd) in school history
Highest National Ranking in School History (2nd)
10-0 - best start in school history
11-game winning streak was second longest in school history
Had the longest active winning streak in the country
7-0 Conference Start for the first time in school history
Nine Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12
Lead the nation in turnovers forced
Top 5 nationally in Scoring, Total Offense, Passing and First Downs
Second time in school history OSU has 10 wins in regular-season
Won at least 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)
Nine wins in four straight seasons for first time in school history
30 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 home attendance record vs. Kansas State
All six crowds in 2011 rank in Top 10 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
Heisman Candidates (Brandon Weeden & Justin Blackmon)
Back-to-Back Fred Biletnikoff Award Winner (Justin Blackmon)
Rimington Trophy Finalist (Grant Garner)
Doak Walker Semifinalist (Joseph Randle)
Jim Thorpe Semifinists (Markelle Martin & Brodrick Brown)
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 – second most in the country
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
Nine straight wins against Texas members of the Big 12 Conference
11-1 against Big 12 Texas schools since 2009

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