1997 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Alamo Bowl, L 20–33 vs. Purdue
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 24
Record8–4 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLes Miles (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRob Ryan (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field (Capacity: 50,614)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0     13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State  %   7 1     11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3     7 5  
Colorado   3 5     5 6  
Kansas   3 5     5 6  
Iowa State   1 7     1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2     9 4  
No. 24 Oklahoma State   5 3     8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3     6 5  
Texas   2 6     4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6     4 8  
Baylor   1 7     2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They played their home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They were coached by head coach Bob Simmons.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 305:30 p.m.at Iowa StateFSNW 21–1443,841
September 67:00 p.m.at Southwestern Louisiana*W 31–716,724
September 136:00 p.m.Fresno State*W 35–036,000
September 276:00 p.m.Northeast Louisiana*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 38–735,200
October 411:30 a.m.Texas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
FSNW 42–1643,100
October 116:00 p.m.No. 24 ColoradoNo. 20
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
FSNW 33–2950,100
October 2511:30 a.m.MissouriNo. 12
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
FSNL 50–51 (2OT)33,300
November 16:00 p.m.at No. 25 Texas A&MNo. 19FSNL 25–28 (OT)60,776
November 81:00 p.m.at OklahomaNo. 25PPVW 30–772,422
November 152:00 p.m.Texas TechNo. 24
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 3–2739,400
November 222:30 p.m.at BaylorABCW 24–1434,794
December 307:00 p.m.vs. No. 17 Purdue*ESPNL 20–3355,552
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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After the season

Main article: 1998 NFL Draft

The 1998 NFL Draft was held on April 18–19, 1998. The following Cowboys were selected.[2]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
1 28 R. W. McQuarters Defensive back San Francisco 49ers
3 87 Kevin Williams Defensive back New York Jets
4 94 Alonzo Mayes Tight end Chicago Bears

References

  1. ^ "1997 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "1998 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021.