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2006 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Oklahoma State Cowboys season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule. If you are betting on college football games use Maddux Sports' expert College football picks for the added insurance over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for this NCAA season.

Coach: Mike Gundy (2nd year at Oklahoma State)
Team Name: Cowboys
2005 Overall Record: 4-7
2005 Big 12 Conference Record 1-7
Returning Starters: 14

This season is part of an Oklahoma State rebuilding plan, which centers around sophomore quarterback Bobby Reid. As a freshman, Reid showed his inexperience through inconsistent play. He struggled through injuries and doubts, but the spring found him back in the saddle and improved. This doesn’t mean that Oklahoma State is going to a bowl game this year, but in two years they may be in contention.

On offense, this is a young team composed primarily of sophomores and juniors. D’Juan Woods (56 receptions, 879 yards, 8 TDs) is a talented player and North Carolina transfer Adarius Bowman will give QB Reid more options.

At running back, freshman Mike Hamilton showed a lot of promise in his first year. Upfront, the team is young; the offensive line will need time to mature.

The defensive front four have experience, with senior Victor DeGrate (5 sacks) being that group’s primary component. The linebackers and secondary are fairly new; the majority are sophomores and juniors.

Look for Reid to mature and the defense to hone its skills this season. If OSU shows progress this season, 2007 could be a breakthrough year. Last season they were dead last in the conference in seven key categories, with the club winning four games. An up-tick in scoring, defense and turnover margin will indicate this team is on the right track.

Oklahoma State Cowboys 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Missouri State
Home
Sep 9
Arkansas State
Road
Sep 16
Florida Atl
Home
Sep 23
Houston
Road
Oct 7
Kansas State
Road
Oct 14
Kansas
Road
Oct 21
Texas A&M
Home
Oct 28
Nebraska
Home
Nov 4
Texas
Road
Nov 11
Baylor
Home
Nov 18
Texas Tech
Road
Nov 25
Oklahoma
Home

 

For more data on the 2006 Oklahoma State football program, view the Cowboys team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Big 12 competition.

 

2006 Big 12 Football Previews

For the team previews on all of the Big Twelve football teams, find the team you are interested in and click the link below. For other universities not in the Big 12 visit the main 2006 NCAA football preview page.

Main Big 12 Conference Preview Page

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