The Oklahoma State football team had a tremendous run in the last decade, but now we look at their 10 biggest wins in the last five seasons.
The Oklahoma State football team had a great run under head coach Mike Gundy over the last five seasons. They have five seasons of 10 or more wins over the last seven years as well. Moreover, the Cowboys have a ton of hype entering Spring Practice before the 2017 college football season.
However, in this article we look back at the most significant victories over the last five seasons for the Cowboys. That dates back all the way to the 2012 season.
Here are the Cowboy football records over the last five seasons:
2012: 8-5 (5-4 Big 12)
2013: 10-3 (7-2 Big 12)
2014: 7-6 (4-5 Big 12)
2015: 10-3 (7-2 Big 12)
2016: 10-3 (7-2 Big 12)
As you can see above, the Cowboys made a living on 10 win seasons, just missing out on the Big 12 title three times. Yet, the fact they have three 10 win seasons in a Power Five conference over a five year span is no small accomplishment.
Big wins came in bunches, especially during the 2013, 2015, and 2016 campaigns. The overall bowl record during this five year stretch was 3-2, including one appearance in a New Year’s Six Bowl. Even though that bowl game ended in a 28-point loss to the Ole Miss Rebels in the Sugar Bowl.
The main factors for this list include the overall significance of the game, ranking of the opponent, implications for ranking/bowl game/Big 12 title, and level of rivalry with the opponent.
Keep in mind that lists like these are always subjective to some degree. Each OK State fan has their favorite moments and victories from each season. And each victory is significant to a fan in a different way.
Obviously a Bedlam victory should be considered significant to the entire fan base, but other conference victories could be just as big when considering national relevance.
Now, let’s take a look at the ten biggest victories in the last five seasons for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program.