1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1986 record6–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
No. 5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Pat Jones, the Cowboys compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 191 to 181.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Thurman Thomas with 741 rushing yards, Mike Gundy with 1,525 passing yards, and Hart Lee Dykes with 814 receiving yards and 42 points scored.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6at Southwestern Louisiana*W 21–20
September 13at Tulsa*L 23–27
September 20Houston*L 12–28
September 27Illinois State*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 23–7
October 11at No. 3 NebraskaL 10–30
October 18at No. 5 OklahomaL 0–19
October 25Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 24–6
November 1Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 14–31
November 8at Kansas StateW 23–3
November 22Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 21–14
December 4Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 10–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR Hart Lee Dykes
QB Mike Gundy Fr
RB Thurman Thomas
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

After the season

Main article: 1987 NFL Draft

The 1987 NFL Draft was held on April 28–29, 1987. The following Cowboy was selected.[6]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
4 104 Mark Moore Defensive back Seattle Seahawks

References

  1. ^ "1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide" (PDF). Oklahoma State University. p. 173. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  4. ^ "1986 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
  6. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.