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2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Preview

2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Oklahoma State Cowboys football preview as well as the 2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule. If you dont know how to beat the odds, give Maddux's winning NCAA picks a shot.

Coach: Mike Gundy (4th year at Oklahoma State)
Team Name: Cowboys
2007 Overall Record: 7-6
Returning Starters: 13

Last year, the Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-6 overall, 4-4 Big 12) ended the season tied for third on the South Division. The Cowboys, who have made bowl appearances four out of the past five years, went to the Independence Bowl where they played Alabama. The Tide beat the Cowboys 30-24.

Junior QB Zac Robinson (333 ATT, 201 COMP, 2,824 YDS, 23 TDs, 9 INT) can pass. He can also run. In 2007, he had 140 carries for 847 yards and nine touchdowns. The field general, who took over the helm in the third game last season, ended the year with 3,671 total yards, which was a new school record. The offensive line returns all but one starter, which includes All-American TE Brandon Pettigrew. Although the running backs are young, they are solid and talented. The receiving corps includes sophomore Dez Bryant, who in 2007 had 42 receptions for 622 yards and six touchdowns. He’s ready to breakout this season. The rest of the wideouts are untested.

The defense gave up a total of 443.0 YPG last year. Tim Beckman, the team’s D-coordinator, is trying to get the unit’s ranking, which was 101st in 2007, down to 50th. There are seven junior transfers and a slew of talented first-year players on defense and that should help. CB Jacob Lacey, who picked five balls last year, returns as the anchor of the secondary. On the frontline, junior college transfers Lucien Antoine and Swanson Miller will be a definite upgrade. The linebacking group is also improved.

There will be four tough games for this team. Missouri on October 11, Texas on October 25 and Texas Tech on November 8 are away contests and should end up in the loss column. The swing game with Colorado is also away. It will be near impossible for this team to win their final game, which will be played on November 29 against Oklahoma.

In three years at Oklahoma State, coach Mike Gundy is 18-19. But in the last two, he’s 14-11. And although the Cowboys look to be a fourth-place team, they should also be a bowl contender. Eight and four is a possibility for the Cowboys in 2008.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Aug 30
Washington State
Neutral
Sep 6
Houston
Home
Sep 13
Missouri State
Home
Sep 27
Troy
Home
Oct 4
Texas A&M
Home
Oct 11
Missouri
Away
Oct 18
Baylor
Home
Oct 25
Texas
Away
Nov 1
Iowa State
Home
Nov 8
Texas Tech
Away
Nov 15
Colorado
Away
Nov 29
Oklahoma
Home

 

For more info on the 2008 Oklahoma State Cowboys football program, view the Cowboys website or read up on the rest of the Big 12 ncaa football teams below.

 

2008 Big 12 Football Team Previews

All of the Big Twelve Conference teams are listed to the right. Each team link gives our breakdown for the Big12 football team. For non Big Twelve teams visit our 2008 college football preview page.

Our main Big 12 Conference Preview page features a break down in terms of order of finish for the North and South divisions. The Big 12 has gone from one of the weakest BCS conferences last year to arguably the strongest football conference in america this season with 4 legitimate national title contenders.

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