1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Big Eight co-champion
Tangerine Bowl, W 49–21 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1976 record9–3 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Oklahoma + 5 2 0     9 2 1
No. 14 Oklahoma State + 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 16 Colorado + 5 2 0     8 4 0
No. 9 Nebraska 4 3 0     9 3 1
No. 19 Iowa State 4 3 0     8 3 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Running back Terry Miller had 1714 rushing yards on 291 attempts, averaging 5.9 yards per attempt, and 23 touchdowns. Miller finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11Tulsa*W 33–21
September 18at No. 12 Arkansas*L 10–16
October 2North Texas*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 16–10
October 9No. 8 Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 21–14
October 16Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 10–20
October 23at No. 5 OklahomaW 31–24
October 30MissouriNo. 16
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 20–19
November 6at No. 9 NebraskaNo. 13L 10–14
November 13at Kansas StateNo. 17W 45–21
November 20No. 14 Iowa StateNo. 16
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 42–21
November 27at UTEP*No. 14W 42–13
December 18vs. BYU*No. 14W 49–21
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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A football signed by the 1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team
A football signed by the 1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

Roster

After the season

Main article: 1977 NFL Draft

The 1977 NFL Draft was held on May 3–4, 1977. The following Cowboys were selected.[2]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 12 Phil Dokes Defensive tackle Buffalo Bills
6 147 Cliff Parsley Punter New Orleans Saints
7 172 Derrel Gofourth Guard Green Bay Packers
9 237 Robert Turner Running back Miami Dolphins
10 277 Ron Baker Guard Baltimore Colts

References

  1. ^ "1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "1977 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021.