When the Oklahoma State Cowboys face the Purdue Boilermakers on the first day of 2013 in the inaugural Heart of Dallas Bowl, they will have a decided advantage at many key positions.
If we are being honest, the Heart of Dallas Bowl was really not where the Cowboys were hoping to end up when their season started. Injuries and a few bad losses are what put them there, but there is no doubt that this team still has much of the talent that made it the Big 12 champion a few years ago.
Purdue is a team that is just happy to be in a bowl game, and will have a tough time competing with the Cowboys talent-wise. The overall team mismatch will be accentuated by five key matchups at important positions that heavily favor the Cowboys.