The Oklahoma State Cowboys took advantage of a plus-five turnover margin on Tuesday to blow out the Purdue Boilermakers, 58-14, in the 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Scoring at least twice in each quarter, the Cowboys scored the first 45 points in the game before the Boilermakers scored a touchdown with 18 seconds left in the third quarter. OSU put up 524 yards to Purdue's 366, but the Boilermakers' two interceptions thrown by quarterback Robert Marve and three fumbles kept them from threatening.
After punting on the first drive of the game, Purdue (6-7) had the next four drives end with an interception, a missed field goal, a fumble and a loss on downs.
The troubles didn't end in the second half, when OSU had a 28-0 lead. Less than a minute into the third quarter, a fumble by Purdue receiver O.J. Ross was recovered at the Boilermakers' 37-yard line and returned the distance by Cowboy safety Daytawion Lowe for a touchdown.
Oklahoma State (8-5) used a balanced attack throughout. Quarterback Clint Chelf threw the ball just 22 times, and running back Joseph Randle had 17 carries for 66 yards. Randle got help from fellow backs Desmond Roland (nine carries for 51 yards) and Jeremy Smith (six carries for 41 yards).
Box Score Hero: Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf completed 17-of-22 passes for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
But Did They Cover? The Cowboys more than covered the spread that opened up at 18 points in their favor.