Oklahoma State, Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl
DALLAS (AP) Oklahoma State and Purdue will finally play again 15 years later in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
The Cowboys, one of five Big 12 teams with a 7-5 record, and Purdue (6-6), from the Big Ten, were chosen Sunday as the participants for the New Year's Day game played at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.
It is a rematch of the 1997 Alamo Bowl won 33-20 by the Boilermakers their first bowl appearance in 15 years at the end of then-coach Joe Tiller's first season.
Tiller's successor, Danny Hope, was fired after four seasons with a 22-27 record. That decision came a day after the Boilermakers ended the regular season with a 56-35 win over Indiana for their third consecutive win since losing five in a row.