Oklahoma State rolls Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl
Posted: 01/01/2013 at 4:00 pm
By: Associated Press
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From left, Oklahoma State cornerback Kevin Peterson, linebacker Alex Elkins and safety Daytawion Lowe tackle Purdue wide receiver O.J. Ross (4) in the first half of the Heart of Dallas Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013,in Dallas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)
The Cowboys, a year removed from a Fiesta Bowl win that capped the best season in school history, forced five turnovers and had another short touchdown drive after a 64-yard punt return from Josh Stewart.
It was the biggest bowl win for Oklahoma State since coach Mike Gundy was the quarterback in a 62-14 rout of Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys (8-5) missed out on upper-tier bowls after narrow losses in their last two Big 12 games.
With former Purdue quarterbacks Drew Brees and Kyle Orton watching, Robert Mavre didnít get to 100 yards passing until Oklahoma State led 45-0 as the Boilermakers (6-7) fell to 0-4 on New Yearís Day.