Oklahoma State took an early 3–0 lead on a field goal. Purdue responded with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Billy Dicken, to take a 7–3 lead. The teams traded field goals before half time, and Purdue led 10–6 at halftime.
In the second half, quarterback Billy Dicken rushed one yard for a touchdown increasing Purdue's lead to 17–6. Running back Jamaal Fobbs sprinted 21 yards for a touchdown pulling OSU to within 17–13. Wide receiver Vinny Sutherland changed the momentum by running for a 19-yard touchdown, extending Purdue's lead to 24–13. Billy Dickens threw a nice 69-yard touchdown pass to Chris Daniels making the score 30–13. Purdue added a field goal to make the margin 33–13. Oklahoma State scored before the end of the game to make the final 33-20.