Stadium: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Payout: $1,100,000 per team
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.
|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