Boilermakers to face either ASU or OSU

Updated: November 23, 2004, 11:42 AM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. --- Purdue will be making its third trip to the Sun Bowl in four years after accepting a bid to play in the Dec. 31 game.

The Boilermakers (7-4, 4-4 Big 10) will play either No. 18 Arizona State (8-2) or Oregon State (6-5) in the El Paso, Texas, bowl game, which will be televised by CBS.

The Sun Bowl bid follows Purdue winning its final two regular-season games to snap a string of four losses by a total of 10 points after starting the season 5-0 and reaching the No. 5 position in the AP Top 25.

In the Boilers' previous trips to the Sun Bowl, they lost to Washington State 33-27 in 2001 and defeated Washington 34-24 in 2002.

The bowl trip is the team's eighth in Joe Tiller's eight seasons at Purdue.


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