Here is a tale-of-the-tape comparison of the Oklahoma State and Purdue football programs:
* 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.
* Purdue 12 — Oklahoma State 10
Purdue last won the Big Ten in 2000; OSU won its only Big 12 title last season.
* Purdue All-American Marching Band — Oklahoma State Cowboy Marching band
Purdue has the “World's Largest Drum;” OSU used to have the Spirit Drum.
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.