Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy won the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award on Thursday night.
He beat out LSU coach Les Miles and seven other finalists after leading Oklahoma State to a 12-1 record and the school's first Big 12 title.
The Cowboys beat Stanford 41-38 in the Fiesta Bowl.
"It's been an unbelievable season," Gundy said. "I don't know that Oklahoma State's ever been perceived the way we are now from coast to coast all through the country. I'm so proud of our team and the administration and coaches for getting to this level and continuing to work hard."
Gundy was also given the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award by the Football Writers Association of America this season.