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Oklahoma State rolls Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl

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Bowl season can be tricky in that bad games on paper can end up being great on the field and interesting match-ups turn into blowouts.

Then there was the Heart of Dallas Bowl between Oklahoma State and Purdue.

If you had a million confidence points on your Oklahoma State pick, congratulations. The Cowboys showed they were a little a lot a heck of a lot better than their 7-5 record indicated — also, Purdue was a mess — and took it to the Boilermakers, 58-14.

Oklahoma State moved the ball just fine, but a mix of turnovers and failed conversions from Purdue allowed the Cowboys to work with a short field for much of the game and jump out to an early lead. Oklahoma State had three touchdown drives under 30 yards and a fourth from 55 yards away, but when Mike Gundy‘s team had to drive the length of the field, it didn’t have any trouble either.

Gundy also showed zero mercy for the coachless Boilermakers — Purdue fired Danny Hope this year and hired Kent State’s Darrell Hazell – by running trick plays and throwing it deep long after the game was decided. Was he expressing his displeasure in his program’s bowl destination, or is Gundy sincerely a heartless snake that doesn’t give a single damn? It’s tough to tell, but I may or may not have enjoyed watching it happen because I have issues.

To Purdue’s credit, the Boilermakers converted not one, but two fake punts today. In the process, they won our hearts (of Dallas) and proved it doesn’t matter what the scoreboard says when you have Texas-sized cojones. Or whatever it is that possesses one to attempt multiple fake punts.

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14 Responses to “Oklahoma State rolls Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl”
  1. tigerhawkeye says: Jan 1, 2013 3:53 PM

    “Was he expressing his displeasure in his program’s bowl destination, or is Gundy sincerely a heartless snake that doesn’t give a single damn?”

    Neither…it was because he’s A MAN! HE’S 40!

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Jan 1, 2013 4:03 PM

    “Was he expressing his displeasure in his program’s bowl destination, or is Gundy sincerely a heartless snake that doesn’t give a single damn?”

    Neither…it was because he’s A MAN! HE’S 40!
    —————-

    I probably should have known this was coming. Well played.

  3. dmvtransplant says: Jan 1, 2013 5:34 PM

    Purdue should have just turned down a bowl this year and got a start on recruiting which they need.

  4. poison66 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:09 PM

    Ok State could compete with ANY team in the country, how the heck did they get stuck in this crummy bowl against a overmatched Purdue???

  5. acieu says: Jan 1, 2013 7:08 PM

    Big 10 certainly cannot compete with SEC

  6. dmvtransplant says: Jan 1, 2013 7:20 PM

    @ acieu

    How do you get that from this game? Northwestern beat 2 SEC teams this year and Georgia lost to Michigan State last year also. If the SEC vs B1G is 3 bowl games a year and the SEC doesn’t win them all, then your statement isn’t true.

  7. txnative61 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:13 PM

    Could it be the Big 12 is THAT much better than the BIG? The rust belt kicks, well sometimes—-and Okies are stupid hicks. Everybody knows that!

  8. poison66 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:35 PM

    Those hicks from OU and OSU have been kicking Texas teams arses for years now, Lol

  9. queenlivekillers says: Jan 1, 2013 8:41 PM

    Bowls are, or are supposed to be, recruiting infomercials. You get an extra 14 practices, your targets (most of which are likely based in TX, CA, or FL) will be in attendance, and you are showcased on national tv (even if it is ESPNU).

    That being said, I am not sure that Purdue got anything positive out of this other than reassurance that the program is in desperate need of a change and the firing of Danny Hope was needed and necessary.

    Notre Dame was wasted by The U, 58-7, in Gerry Faust’s last season. Then Lou Holtz revived the program. Hopefully this bloodbath will usher in a similar revival for the Purdue program.

  10. andrewproughcfe says: Jan 1, 2013 11:28 PM

    tigerhawkeye says:
    Jan 1, 2013 3:53 PM
    “Was he expressing his displeasure in his program’s bowl destination, or is Gundy sincerely a heartless snake that doesn’t give a single damn?”

    Neither…it was because he’s A MAN! HE’S 40!

    ==================

    Wrong. It’s because the Boilermakers called him “FAT!!!”

  11. gopokes0714 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:44 AM

    We were assigned this game. its the other teams responsibility to compete in a BOWL game.

    That said there isnt much difference between our 1st and 3rd team QB’s, and due to injury we dont have many receivers available to sub in. And our 3 RB have played regular minutes all season. There just isnt much of a production drop with our third team especially against a slow & over matched team.

    We ran our offense, and as long as they are attempting fake punts and trying to score, well…. so should we.

  12. gopokes0714 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:55 AM

    The only time a 1st teamer scored after the game was in hand was the deep pass to Anderson.

    call it running up thw score but I view it as trying to get a senior with an injury riddled career a TD in a bowl game, and maybe a little exposure for his future career.

  13. txnative61 says: Jan 2, 2013 1:04 AM

    @poison66 I was being sarcastic. And I’m sure lots of Texas boys have gotten fine educations at the expense of that great football tradition.

  14. txnative61 says: Jan 2, 2013 10:56 AM

    Furthermore poison66—I have read up to 70-80% of Oklahoman’s can claim at least some Native-American ancestry. An equitable person might consider Oklahoma the only truly legitimate state in the US. I’m a bit miffed I’m not considered a minority being descended from Mexicans, but a small matter of treason against Mexico at San Jacinto blew that for us I guess. My wife’s a huge Sooner fan, and I grew up just East of Bryan, so it’s gonna be loud around here for the Cotton Bowl. I prefer T Boone’s “Boy’s” myself-so no hard feelings I hope, just joshin ya know. Ya might scratch up a few hicks in Texas too, to be honest, I might just look in a mirror?

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