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Oklahoma State football: Comparing the OSU and Purdue football programs

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com 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.


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