Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Clint Chelf completed 17-of-22 passed for 197
yards and three touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a 58-14 win over Purdue
in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Charlie Moore, Blake Jackson and Blake Webb each caught touchdown passes for
the Cowboys (8-5), who won their third bowl game in as many seasons.
J.W. Walsh also threw for a pair of scores while Isaiah Anderson and Jeremy
Seaton also added receiving touchdowns in the triumph.
"Obviously, a very good game for our team. Our players competed, had really
good preparation over the last three weeks," said Oklahoma State head coach
Mike Gundy. "We did a great job taking care of the football and forced
turnovers, took advantage of those turnovers. We had a number of players that
played very well."
Robert Marve for threw for 212 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and
Brandon Cottom and Tommie Thomas each added a receiving score for the
Boilermakers (6-7), who had a three-game winning streak and two-game bowl-
"We just ran into a very good football team today," said Purdue head coach
Patrick Higgins. "As you know, when you play a quality opponent like Oklahoma
State, when you turn the ball over five times, you don't take advantage of
your opportunities, the game can turn out like this."
Chelf's 4-yard touchdown pass to Moore put the Cowboys up 7-0.
Marve's pass on the ensuing touch was intercepted by Shamiel Gary and returned
to the Purdue 26. Three plays later, Chelf found Johnson in the back of
the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Walsh's 16-yard touchdown pass to Seaton gave OSU a 21-0 with 14:22 left until
half. Chelf guided Oklahoma State down to the Purdue 16-yard line, before the
Cowboys brought in Walsh, who threw his 12th touchdown pass of the season.
Smith's 5-yard touchdown run capped a seven-play, 72-yard drive to push the
OSU spread to 28-0.
Daytawion Lowe recovered O.J. Ross' fumble and returned it 37 yards for a
touchdown to make it 35-0 early in the third quarter.
The Cowboys forced a Purdue punt and drove down to the Boilermakers' 3-yard
line, but couldn't crack the goal line on 3rd-and-goal and settled for Quinn
Sharp's 20-yard field goal.
Chelf's 37-yard pass to Anderson pushed the Cowboys' spread to 45-0.
Purdue finally got on the board when Marve connected with Cottom for a
32-yard touchdown. Marve faked the handoff and rolled to his right before
throwing across field to a wide-open Cottom.
Oklahoma State, though, came right back with a 21-yard field goal to give the
Cowboys a 48-7 advantage with 11:21 to play.
The Cowboys cashed in on another Purdue turnover when Walsh found
Webb for a 37-yard touchdown, the freshman receiver's first career touchdown
Sharp's 42-yarder put OSU up 58-7 and Marve's 16-yard pass to Thomas
accounted for the final margin.
Purdue won the only other matchup between the two schools when it defeated a
24th-ranked Cowboys team 33-20 in the 1997 Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas
... OSU outgained the Boilermakers 524-367 ... The Cowboys forced five
turnovers ... OSU had five scoring drives of two minutes or less, giving it 48
such drives on the season and marking the 40th-straight game the Cowboys have
recorded a scoring drive in under two minutes ... OSU finished with 524 yards
of total offense, marking the eighth game this season the Cowboys have
surpassed 500 yards ... Purdue played in back-to-back bowl games for the first
time since 2006-07.
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