The 1988 football season at Oklahoma State was special. Thirty years later, OSU is paying tribute with throwback uniforms that the Cowboys are wearing for their homecoming game against Texas on Saturday.
Of course, any conversation about the 1988 campaign starts with Barry Sanders, who turned in what ESPN recently called “the greatest individual season the college football world has ever seen.” He rushed for 2,850 yards, scored 44 touchdowns and broke 34 NCAA records that season.
He did his damage playing behind OSU’s “War Pigs” offensive line that consisted of left tackle Mike Wolfe, left guard Chris Stanley, center John Boisvert, right guard Jason Kidder and right tackle Byron Woodard.
Fittingly, Sanders and the War Pigs are grand marshals of Oklahoma State’s Homecoming celebration this week.
The Cowboys of 1988 went 10-2 and were the highest-scoring team in the nation, averaging 48.7 points per game.