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Since my first semester at OSU in Fall '81 through the 2021 season, by my count I believe I have attended in person 238 Oklahoma State Football games:

'81 = 8/12 (6 home games + @ No. Texas + Independence Bowl).
'82 = 6/11 (5 home games + @KSU).
'83 = 7/12 (5 home games + @CU + Bluebonnet Bowl).
'84 = 10/12 (6 home games + @ASU/@Tulsa/@OU + Gator Bowl).
'85 = 7/12 (6 home games + @Mizzou).
'88 = 6/12 (6 home games)
'89 = 1/11 (0 homes games + @Tulsa)
'94 = 3/11 (3 home games)
'95 = 6/12 (5 home games + @Tulsa)
'96 = 7/11 (7 home games - Baylor + @Tech in Dallas)
'97 = 7/12 (6 home games + Alamo Bowl)
'98 = 7/11 (5 home games + @Tulsa/@Nebr in Kansas City)
'99 = 7/11 (6 home games + @A&M)
'00 = 7/11 (6 home games + @Tulsa)
'01 = 6/11 (6 home games)
'02 = 8/13 (7 home games + Houston Bowl)
'03 = 10/13 (7 home games + @OU/@A&M + Cotton Bowl)
'04 = 7/12 (6 home games + Alamo Bowl)
’05 = 6/11 (6 home games)
’06 = 7/13 (6 home games + Independence Bowl)
’07 = 6/13 (6 home games)
’08 = 7/13 (7 home games)
’09 = 9/13 (8 home games + Cotton Bowl)
’10 = 7/13 (7 home games)
’11 = 7/13 (6 home games + Fiesta Bowl)
’12 = 7/13 (7 home games)
’13 = 8/13 (6 home games + @Texas + Cotton Bowl)
’14 = 6/13 (6 homes games)
’15 = 7/13 (7 home games)
’16 = 9/13 (7 home games + @Baylor + Alamo Bowl)
’17 = 5/13 (6 home games – TCU)
’18 = 7/13 (7 home games)
’19 = 6/13 (6 home games)
’20 = 6/11 (5 home games + @Kansas)
’21 = 8/14 (7 home games + CCG) = 238 games.
’22 = 8/12 (7 home games + @TCU) = 246 games ???



I’ve attended 12 Bowl Games:
1981 Independence Bowl – OSU 16, A&M 33 (0-1)
1983 Bluebonnet Bowl – OSU 24, Baylor 14 (1-1)
1984 Gator Bowl – OSU 21, So. Carolina 14 (2-1)
1997 Alamo Bowl – OSU 20, Purdue 33 (2-2)
2002 Houston Bowl - OSU 33, Southern Miss 23 (3-2)
2003 Cotton Bowl – OSU 28, Mississippi 31 (3-3)
2004 Alamo Bowl – OSU 7, Ohio State 33 (3-4)
2006 Independence Bowl – OSU 34, Alabama 31 (4-4)
2009 Cotton Bowl – OSU 7, Mississippi 21 (4-5)
2011 Fiesta Bowl – OSU 41, Stanford 38 (5-5)
2013 Cotton Bowl – OSU 31, Missouri 41 (5-6)
2016 Alamo Bowl – OSU 38, Colorado 8 (6-6)

I’ve been to conference away games at:
  • Kansas State (’82)
  • Oklahoma (’84, ‘03)
  • Texas (’13)
  • Baylor (’16)
  • Kansas (’20)
  • TCU (’22) (tickets purchased)

Looking forward to many more Cowboy games/victories!
 
Jul 9, 2011
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As a student I went to every home football, basketball and wrestling home game/match, and quite a few baseball home games. Fully intended to do much the same as a grad, BUT ended up with a great offer from a company in Houston, moved there, married, had 6 kids. It was impractical to attend OSU home games but I've been to a number of bowl games.

So another question is how many OSU bowl games have you attended. Going all the way back there are 33 possible. I've attended 15.
 
Oct 16, 2003
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My Top-5? Interesting question. I haven't really thought about it in those terms before. Hmm...

My Top -3 are pretty easy. #4/#5 I had to think a bit...

#1 2011 Stanford (#4) 41-38 (Fiesta Bowl) – Win in first ever BCS game capping 12-win season..
#2 2011 Oklahoma (#13) 44-10 - Clinched OSU’s first ever Big-12 Championship and BCS Bowl bid.
#3 2002 Oklahoma (#4) – 38-28 - Exclamation mark of Miles second season.
#4 1984 South Carolina (#7) – 21-14 (Gator Bowl)- OSU ended ’84 with then highest AP ranking in history.
#5 2018 West Virginia (#7) – 45-41 – Taylor Cornelius leads Cowboys to win in his final home game.


The two most "meaningful" seasons to me were 1984 and 2011. 3 of my Top-5 come from those seasons. 1984 was (at that time) arguably the best season in OSU history. That was my Senior year at Okla State. I was in the band and went to a bunch of the games that year. I would say 2011 bettered the 1984 season. 2021 could have been the next step up if we had just won in Arlington in the CCG.

2002 Bedlam really felt like we had turned a corner as a program to defeat in dominating fashion what was a VERY good OU team that season. The 2018 West Virginia game was the game we had to win to keep our winning seasons streak alive and our Bowl appearances streak going. West Virginia was a very good Top-10 team that year coming to Stillwater. We were fighting to be a .500 team that year. I really didn't think we could win it but we did. Amazing game by Taylor Cornelius in his final game in Boone Pickens. Great home crowd.

I had season tickets in 1988 and got to witness the single best individual performance in NCAA history (IMHO) watching Barry Sanders Heisman season, but as far as individual games they weren't on par with some of the others above.



As far as my bowl appearances.... As I said in the original post, I've been to 12 Bowl games. Clearly, the game vs Stanford was my most memorable. I love ending a season with a big Bowl victory (i.e, 1984/2011/2020/2021 seasons).
 

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Nov 20, 2006
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My Top-5? Interesting question. I haven't really thought about it in those terms before. Hmm...

My Top -3 are pretty easy. #4/#5 I had to think a bit...

#1 2011 Stanford (#4) 41-38 (Fiesta Bowl) – Win in first ever BCS game capping 12-win season..
#2 2011 Oklahoma (#13) 44-10 - Clinched OSU’s first ever Big-12 Championship and BCS Bowl bid.
#3 2002 Oklahoma (#4) – 38-28 - Exclamation mark of Miles second season.
#4 1984 South Carolina (#7) – 21-14 (Gator Bowl)- OSU ended ’84 with then highest AP ranking in history.
#5 2018 West Virginia (#7) – 45-41 – Taylor Cornelius leads Cowboys to win in his final home game.


The two most "meaningful" seasons to me were 1984 and 2011. 3 of my Top-5 come from those seasons. 1984 was (at that time) arguably the best season in OSU history. That was my Senior year at Okla State. I was in the band and went to a bunch of the games that year. I would say 2011 bettered the 1984 season. 2021 could have been the next step up if we had just won in Arlington in the CCG.

2002 Bedlam really felt like we had turned a corner as a program to defeat in dominating fashion what was a VERY good OU team that season. The 2018 West Virginia game was the game we had to win to keep our winning seasons streak alive and our Bowl appearances streak going. West Virginia was a very good Top-10 team that year coming to Stillwater. We were fighting to be a .500 team that year. I really didn't think we could win it but we did. Amazing game by Taylor Cornelius in his final game in Boone Pickens. Great home crowd.

I had season tickets in 1988 and got to witness the single best individual performance in NCAA history (IMHO) watching Barry Sanders Heisman season, but as far as individual games they weren't on par with some of the others above.



As far as my bowl appearances.... As I said in the original post, I've been to 12 Bowl games. Clearly, the game vs Stanford was my most memorable. I love ending a season with a big Bowl victory (i.e, 1984/2011/2020/2021 seasons).
My top 5 games all time which I have attended would be:

1- Fiesta Bowl vs Stanford
2-Fiesta Bowl vs Notre Dame
3- 2011 Bedlam
4- 2021 Bedlam
5- 2002 Finally beat Nebraska since forever
 
Dec 30, 2008
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Immense respect to the loyalty shown in these posts. It is hard to say what my favorite game I attended might be, since I first went in 1971. For those of my generation, they may recall a hidden gem: beating Missouri in 1976.
 
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Fun trying to think back about favorite games attended in person, I'll give it a go.

1. 1997 Bedlam - Only win I've attended in person and all the sweeter in norman.
2. 2011 Fiesta
3. 2007 Cactus Bowl - Dez coming out party, and just an overall great trip with friends
4. 1997 Texas - If memory serves, we shut down Ricky Williams, and we had almost got into a fight with some texas fans the night before.
5. 2002 Nebraska - same reason already stated above. Would probably be higher but I had a top 5 hangover during the game as well.

Honorable mentions - Any of the Alamo bowls we won. It's probably my favorite bowl location.
 
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Bowl games:
1987 Sun Bowl vs West Virginia – I had ticket but never made it to El Paso due to ice storm flight delays/cancellations
1997 Alamo Bowl vs Purdue
2002 Houston Bowl vs Southern Miss
2003/04 Cotton Bowl vs Mississippi
2004 Alamo Bowl vs Ohio State
2006 Independence Bowl vs Alabama
2009/10 Cotton Bowl vs Mississippi
2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl vs Purdue
2013/14 Cotton Bowl vs Missouri
2021/22 Fiesta Bowl vs Notre Dame

Away games:
Kansas
Iowa State (twice)
OU
Oregon State
Boise State