1984 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1984 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl, L 24–27 vs. Virginia
Conference Big Ten Conference
1984 record 7–5 (6–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Leon Burtnett (3rd year)
MVP Jim Everett
Captain Jason Houston
Captain Bruce King
Captain Melvin Menke
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13/12 Ohio State 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1984 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 1984 college football season. It was the first time in school history that the Boilermakers defeated Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan in the same season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8 vs. #8 Notre Dame* Hoosier DomeIndianapolis, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 23–21   60,672
September 15 #5 Miami (FL)* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 17–28   56,761
September 22 Minnesota Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 34–10   61,538
September 29 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 13–10   64,819
October 6 #2 Ohio State Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 28–23   66,261
October 13 Iowadagger #14 Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 3–40   66,359
October 20 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) L 20–34   76,101
October 27 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 49–7   28,884
November 3 Michigan Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 31–29   60,159
November 10 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 13–30   72,292
November 17 Indiana Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 31–24   69,236
December 31 vs. Virginia* Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) L 24–27   45,983
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 3 10 3 7 23
Notre Dame 14 0 0 7 21

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Miami (FL)[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

#2 Ohio State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 7 3 7 6 23
Purdue 7 0 7 14 28

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Iowa[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 7 22 29
Purdue 7 17 0 7 31

PUR: Steve Griffin 6 Rec, 112 Yds [4]


Wisconsin[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 14 0 3 7 24
Purdue 7 7 10 7 31

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Peach Bowl[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Sep 9.
  3. ^ "Purdue Upsets Ohio St., 28-23; Michigan St. dumps Michigan." Gainesville Sun. 1984 Oct 7.
  4. ^ 2010 Purdue football info guide
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.