Oklahoma State bowl tidbits
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a few factoids about Oklahoma State's bowl history heading into the Cowboys' game tonight in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against Oregon.
Bowl record: 12-6
Current bowl streak: Won 2.
Most memorable bowl victory: Then known as Oklahoma A&M, the Cowboys blitzed St. Mary's (Calif.) in the 1946 Sugar Bowl with a 33-13 victory that capped a 9-0 season. All-American tailback Bob "The Blonde Bomber" Fenimore ran for two scores and passed for another score as the Cowboys finished No. 5 in the final AP poll after the victory -- the best ranking in school history.
Worst bowl loss: Les Miles was negotiating with LSU officials as his team prepared for the 2004 Alamo Bowl and it showed. Ohio State played without starting quarterback Troy Smith, but didn't miss him in the Buckeyes' 33-7 triumph. Backup Justin Zwick passed for 189 yards and a touchdown despite struggling with a hamstring pull to lead Ohio State's victory. Leading Oklahoma State rusher Vernand Morency was limited to 24 yards as the Cowboys didn't score until late in the game.
Best individual/team performance: Oklahoma State rolled up 698 yards after being paced by three highlight efforts in their 62-14 victory over Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. Barry Sanders set Holiday Bowl records with 222 rushing yards and five touchdowns to pace an offensive attack that also included a 315-yard passing effort by quarterback Mike Gundy and a 10-catch, 163-yard outing by wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes.
Record against Oregon: The teams have never played.
Common 2008 opponents: Washington State. The Cowboys defeated Washington State on Aug. 30 at Seattle, 39-13. Oregon won on Sept. 27 at Washington State, 63-14.
The number: 9. That is how many Big 12 teams have won at least 10 games in a season since Oklahoma State last achieved the feat in 1988. The only Big 12 teams not to win 10 games in a season since then are Baylor and Iowa State.