|1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1971 record||4–6–1 (2–5 Big 8)|
|Home stadium||Lewis Field|
|1971 Big Eight Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Nebraska $||7||–||0||–||0||13||–||0||–||0|
|No. 2 Oklahoma||6||–||1||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 3 Colorado||5||–||2||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1971 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. In their third and final season under head coach Floyd Gass, the Cowboys compiled a 4–6–1 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 322 to 184.
The team's statistical leaders included Bobby Cole with 631 rushing yards, Tony Pounds with 792 passing yards, and Dick Graham with 631 receiving yards.
The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
|September 11||Mississippi State*||W 26–7|
|September 18||at No. 6 Arkansas*||L 10–31|
|September 25||Virginia Tech*||W 24–16|
|October 9||at TCU*||T 14–14|
|October 16||at Missouri||W 37–16|
|October 23||No. 1 Nebraska||L 13–41|
|October 30||at Kansas||W 17–10|
|November 6||Kansas State||L 23–35|
|November 13||at No. 12 Colorado||L 6–40|
|November 20||at Iowa State||L 0–54|
|December 4||No. 3 Oklahoma||L 14–58|
Main article: 1972 NFL Draft
The 1972 NFL Draft was held on February 1–2, 1972. The following Cowboy was selected.
|17||424||Dick Graham||Wide receiver||New England Patriots|