Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview

Date: January 1, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Stadium: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Payout: $1,100,000 per team
Played: 2011-present
Former Names: TicketCity Bowl (2011-2012)
Broadcasters: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb
Sideline Reporter: Kaylee Hartung

Purdue: After dropping its first five conference games, Purdue salvaged its season by defeating  Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to close the regular season and become bowl-eligible. The day after becoming bowl-eligible, head coach Danny Hope was canned. Receivers coach Patrick Higgins will act as the interim head coach for the Heart of Dallas Bowl.   

Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State was not as polished in 2012 without Justin Blackmon and Brandon Weeden. However, the Cowboys still had a prolific offense that averaged 44.7 points per game, good for third-best in the nation. Oklahoma State used 3 quarterbacks this season: J.W. Walsh, Clint Chelf, and Wes Lunt. They combined for 3,965 passing yards in 12 games.

Purdue Oklahoma State
Overall Record 6-6 Overall Record 7-5
Conference Record 3-5 Conference Record 5-4
Bowl Record 9-7 Bowl Record 14-8
Last Bowl Win 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Last Bowl Win 2012 Fiesta

All Time Series: 1-0 Purdue
Line: Oklahoma State by 17

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