Oklahoma State football: Comparing the OSU and Purdue football programs

by Gina Mizell Published: December 8, 2012
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Here is a tale-of-the-tape comparison of the Oklahoma State and Purdue football programs:

2012 RECORD

* Purdue 6-6 (3-5 Big Ten) — Oklahoma State 7-5 (5-4 Big 12)

Purdue finished the regular season with three consecutive wins over Big Ten bottom-dwellers Iowa, Illinois and Indiana; OSU lost back-to-back games at Oklahoma and Baylor to conclude its regular season.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

* Purdue 12 — Oklahoma State 10

Purdue last won the Big Ten in 2000; OSU won its only Big 12 title last season.

MARCHING BANDS

* Purdue All-American Marching Band — Oklahoma State Cowboy Marching band

Purdue has the “World's Largest Drum;” OSU used to have the Spirit Drum.

FAMOUS TRADITION

Purdue: “Boiler Up!” — Oklahoma State: Waving Song

Purdue fans chant “Boiler Up!” at key moments during games; OSU fans celebrate touchdowns with the Waving Song.

HEAD COACH SALARY

* Darrell Hazell $2 million — Mike Gundy $3.275 million

Darrell Hazell, who was hired Wednesday, officially takes over after the bowl game; Gundy signed his lucrative new contract in January.

NOTABLE 2013 COMMITMENT

* Purdue: QB Danny Etling (Terre Haute South Vigo) — Oklahoma State: WR Fred Ross (Tyler, Texas)

Etling is rated by Rivals' as the nation's No. 12 pro-style quarterback; Ross is one of three Cowboy wide receiver commits rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.

FAMOUS PROGRAM ALUM

* Texas A&M: Drew Brees — Oklahoma State: Barry Sanders

Brees finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2000 and has become one of the NFL's premier quarterbacks; Sanders won the 1988 Heisman and is a member of the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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