2020 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Cheez-It Bowl champion
Cheez-It Bowl, W 37–34 vs. Miami (FL)
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
2020 record8–3 (6–3 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorKasey Dunn (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (3rd season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumBoone Pickens Stadium
(Capacity: 55,509)
Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 Iowa State y   8 1     9 3  
No. 6 Oklahoma y$   6 2     9 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   6 3     8 3  
No. 19 Texas   5 3     7 3  
TCU   5 4     6 4  
West Virginia   4 4     6 4  
Kansas State   4 5     4 6  
Texas Tech   3 6     4 6  
Baylor   2 7     2 7  
Kansas   0 8     0 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 OSU Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cowboys played their home games at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and competed in the Big 12 Conference. They were led by 16th-year head coach Mike Gundy.

Previous season

The Cowboys finished the 2019 season with an 8–5 record, 5–4 Big 12 play, losing the Texas Bowl to Texas A&M.

Offseason

Coaching changes

In January 2019, head coach Mike Gundy announced the hiring of Kasey Dunn to be the new offensive coordinator, replacing Sean Gleeson, who left to take an assistant coaching position at Rutgers. Dunn was promoted from his position as the Cowboys' wide receivers coach.[1] Additionally, former Washington Redskins coach Tim Rattay was hired to take over Gleeson's role as quarterbacks coach.[2]

Preseason

Big 12 media days

The Big 12 media days were held on July 21–22, 2020 in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Big 12 media poll

Big 12 media poll[4]
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 80
2 Oklahoma State 6
3 Texas 4
4 Iowa State
5 Baylor
6 TCU
7 Kansas State
8 West Virginia
9 Texas Tech
10 Kansas

Schedule

Regular season

Oklahoma State released its 2020 schedule on October 22, 2019. The 2020 schedule consists of 7 home games and 5 away games in the regular season. The Cowboys will host 3 non-conference games against Oregon State, Tulsa, and Western Illinois. Oklahoma State will host Iowa State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and Texas and travel to TCU, Kansas, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Kansas State in regular season conference play.

The Cowboys' scheduled games against Oregon State and Western Illinois were canceled before the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1911:00 a.m.Tulsa*No. 11ESPNW 16–714,668
September 262:30 p.m.West VirginiaNo. 15
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
ABCW 27–1314,672
October 32:30 p.m.at KansasNo. 17ESPNW 47–79,480
October 242:30 p.m. No. 17 Iowa StateNo. 6
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
FOXW 24–2114,671
October 313:00 p.m.TexasNo. 6
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
FOXL 34–41 OT14,672
November 73:00 p.m.at Kansas StateNo. 14FOXW 20–1811,980
November 216:30 p.m.at No. 18 OklahomaNo. 14ABCL 13–4122,700
November 2811:00 a.m.Texas TechNo. 23
  • Boone Pickens Stadium
  • Stillwater, OK
FOXW 50–4414,670
December 511:00 a.m.at TCUNo. 15ESPN2L 22–2912,594
December 126:00 p.m.at BaylorNo. 22ESPNUW 42–311,667
December 294:30 p.m.vs. No. 18 Miami (FL)*No. 21ESPNW 37–340
Schedule Source:[6]

Coaching staff

Coach Title Year at Oklahoma State Previous job
Mike Gundy Head Coach 20th Maryland (PGC/QB/WR)
Jim Knowles DC/LB 3rd Duke (DC/ILB)
Kasey Dunn OC/WR 10th Southern Miss (WR)
Joe Bob Clements DL 8th Kansas State (DE)
Charley Dickey OL 2nd Kansas State (OC/OL)
Tim Duffie CB 8th Wake Forest (Secondary)
Dan Hammerschmidt S 6th Houston (RB)
Jason McEndoo TE/Cowboy Backs 6th Montana State (OL)
Tim Rattay QB 1st Washington Redskins (QB)
Greg Richmond DL 2nd Fairmont State (DL)
John Wozniak RB 3rd Southern Miss (WR/ST)

Game summaries

vs. Tulsa

See also: 2020 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team and Oklahoma State–Tulsa football rivalry

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0–0) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Tulsa 0 7 007
No. 11 Oklahoma State 3 0 01316

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • TV: ESPN
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics TLSA OKST
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Tulsa Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. West Virginia

See also: 2020 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

West Virginia Mountaineers (0–0) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0)
1 2 34Total
West Virginia 0 7 3313
No. 15 Oklahoma State 0 20 0727

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics WVU OKST
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
West Virginia Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Kansas

See also: 2020 Kansas Jayhawks football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (0–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 17 Oklahoma State 10 21 13347
Kansas 0 0 077

at David Booth Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS

  • Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics OKST KAN
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Kansas Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. Iowa State

See also: 2020 Iowa State Cyclones football team

Iowa State Cyclones (0–0) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0)
1 2 34Total
No. 17 Iowa State 7 0 7721
No. 6 Oklahoma State 7 7 7324

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Game attendance: 14,671
  • TV: FOX
  • Pregame line: OKST –2.5
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics ISU OKST
First downs 18 24
Total yards 389 461
Rushes/yards
Passing yards 162 235
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession 29:56 30:04
Team Category Player Statistics
Iowa State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. Texas

See also: 2020 Texas Longhorns football team

Texas Longhorns (0–0) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0)
1 2 34OTTotal
Texas 7 13 68741
Oklahoma State 14 10 73034

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Friday, October 31, 2020
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 67 ° F, Wind: S 15 mph
  • Game attendance: 14,672
  • Referee: David Alvarez
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Davis, Mark Helfrich
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics TEX OKST
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Kansas State

See also: 2020 Kansas State Wildcats football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 13720
Kansas State 3 9 0618

at Bill Snyder Family StadiumManhattan, KS

  • Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics OKST KSU
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Kansas State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Oklahoma

See also: 2020 Oklahoma Sooners football team and Bedlam Series

Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (7-0)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 7 6 0013
Oklahoma 21 6 01441

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • TV: ABC
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics OKST OKLA
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. Texas Tech

See also: 2020 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

Texas Tech Red Raiders (0–0) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Texas Tech 7 10 141344
Oklahoma State 7 14 20950

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics TTU OKST
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas Tech Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at TCU

See also: 2020 TCU Horned Frogs football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 13 3 6022
TCU 0 7 14829

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX

  • Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics OKST TCU
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
TCU Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Baylor

See also: 2020 Baylor Bears football team

Oklahoma State Cowboys (0–0) vs. Baylor Bears (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma State 14 14 7742
Baylor 0 0 033

at McLane StadiumWaco, TX

  • Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Statistics OKST BAY
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Baylor Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. Miami (2020 Cheez-It Bowl)

See also: 2020 Miami Hurricanes football team and 2020 Cheez-It Bowl

Miami Hurricanes (8–2) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7–3)
1 2 34Total
No. 21 Oklahoma State 21 0 31337
No. 18 Miami 0 10 91534

at Camping World StadiumOrlando, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • (11:39) OKST – Brennan Presley 30 yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Brady Pohl kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:21; Oklahoma State 7–0)
  • (5:25) OKST – LD Brown 2 yard rush, Brady Pohl kick (Drive: 8 plays, 82 yards, 3:49; Oklahoma State 14–0)
  • (0:56) OKST – Brennan Presley 32 yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Brady Pohl kick (Drive: 6 plays, 49 yards, 2:17; Oklahoma State 21–0)
Second quarter
  • (14:14) MIA – Brevin Jordan 10 yard pass from D'Eriq King, Jose Borregales kick (Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 1:42; Oklahoma State 21–7)
  • (3:55) MIA – Jose Borregales 22 yard field goal (Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 4:46; Oklahoma State 21–10)
Third quarter
  • (13:25) MIA – Jose Borregales 40 yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 1:35; Oklahoma State 21–13)
  • (8:45) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 42 yard rush, 2-point pass failed (Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 2:56; Oklahoma State 21–19)
  • (2:57) OKST – Brady Pohl 26 yard field goal (Drive: 17 plays, 71 yards, 5:48; Oklahoma State 24–19)
Fourth quarter
  • (14:19) OKST — Dillon Stoner 5 yard pass from Spencer Sanders, Brady Pohl kick (Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:43; Oklahoma State 31–19)
  • (12:03) MIA — Brevin Jordan 1 yard pass from N'Kosi Perry, Jose Borregales kick (Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:16; Oklahoma State 31–26)
  • (9:55) OKST — Brennan Presley 16 yard pass from Spencer Sanders, kick missed (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:08; Oklahoma State 37–26)
  • (5:39) MIA — Mike Harley 5 yard pass from N'Kosi Perry, Marshall Few 2-point conversion rush (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:16; Oklahoma State 37–34)
Statistics MIA OKST
First downs
Total yards
Rushes/yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Miami Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Oklahoma State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Rankings

Further information: 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 15 15* 11 15 17 10 7 6 6 14 14 14 21 19  
Coaches 16 16* 12 18 19 10 7 6 6 12 13 14 22 18  
CFP Not released 23 Not released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2021 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 39 Teven Jenkins OT Chicago Bears
4 126 Chuba Hubbard RB Carolina Panthers
4 131 Tylan Wallace WR Baltimore Ravens
6 201 Rodarius Williams CB New York Giants

References

  1. ^ Lancaster, Zach. "Kasey Dunn Promoted to Offensive Coordinator". SI.com. ABG-SI LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ Allen, Robert. "Gundy Hires Tim Rattay as Quarterbacks Coach". si.com. ABG-SI LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ Rittenberg, Adam. "Big 12 football media days going virtual due to coronavirus". ESPN.com. ESPN, Inc. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma Tops Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll". big12sports.com.
  5. ^ Bromberg, Nick. "Pac-12 follows Big Ten's lead and won't play non-conference games in 2020". Yahoo News. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule 2020". ESPN.com. ESPN, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2020.