Oklahoma State football: Cowboys to face Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl

OSU on Sunday accepted an invitation to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, formerly the TicketCity Bowl, on Jan. 1 at the Cotton Bowl, where it will match up against Purdue.
by Gina Mizell Published: December 2, 2012

Also contributing to OSU's slide was that Northern Illinois finished 15th in the final BCS standings, which earned it an automatic BCS berth to the Orange Bowl and squeezed OU out of the BCS equation. The Sooners instead fell to the Cotton Bowl, and Texas was picked for the Alamo Bowl.

OSU will be facing a Purdue team that finished 6-6 and fired coach Danny Hope on Nov. 25. Assistant Patrick Higgins will serve as interim coach in the bowl game. The Boilermakers rallied to get bowl eligible, finishing the regular season with three consecutive victories over Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.

The Cowboys have never played in the TicketCity/Heart of Dallas Bowl, a game that was established just two seasons ago. OSU has faced Purdue just once, a 33-20 loss in the 1997 Alamo Bowl.

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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