1997 Purdue Boilermakers football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1997 Purdue Boilermakers football
PurdueBoilermakers.png
Alamo Bowl Champions
Alamo Bowl, W 33–20 vs. Oklahoma State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #15
1997 record 9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Tiller (1 year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney (1 year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brock Spack (1 year)
Base defense 4-3
Captain Brian Alford (Senior year)
Captain Rosevelt Colvin (Junior year)
Captain Mark Fischer (Senior year)
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 67,861)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1997 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana and were members of the Big Ten Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 6:00 PM at Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 22–36   27,700
September 13 2:30 PM #15 Notre Dame* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC W 28–17   68,789
September 20 1:00 PM Ball State* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 28–14   45,947
September 27 11:30 AM Northwestern Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPN W 21–9   42,112
October 11 6:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 59–43   37,821
October 18 1:00 PM #24 Wisconsindagger Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 45–20   54,252
October 25 1:00 PM at Illinois #23 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) W 48–3   45,122
November 1 12:30 PM at #16 Iowa #18 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 L 17–35   70,397
November 8 12:30 PM Michigan State #24 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPN2 W 22–21   55,539
November 15 12:00 PM #6 Penn State #19 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN ESPN L 17–42   52,156
November 22 1:00 PM at Indiana #25 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 56–7   46,599
December 30 8:00 PM Oklahoma State* #17 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 33–20   55,552
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Starters[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Toledo[edit]

Purdue at Toledo
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 7 0 8 22
Toledo 21 6 3 6 36

Joe Tiller's first game as Purdue head coach[4]


Notre Dame[edit]

Notre Dame at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 10 0 7 17
Purdue 7 7 0 14 28

In Joe Tiller's first home game, Purdue snapped an 11-game losing streak to Notre Dame as fans tore down the goalposts after the victory. Edwin Watson, who had two touchdown runs, had said earlier in the week that former head coach and new Irish offensive coordinator Jim Colletto "was used to losing here (Purdue), so it would be nothing new for him."[5]


Ball State[edit]

Ball State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Ball State 0 7 0 7 14
Purdue 3 10 15 0 28
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
  • Game attendance: 45,947

[6]


Northwestern[edit]

Northwestern at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 3 6 0 0 9
Purdue 7 7 7 0 21
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
  • Game attendance: 42,112

[7]


Minnesota[edit]

Purdue at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 17 21 14 7 59
Minnesota 14 7 7 15 43

[8]


Wisconsin[edit]

Wisconsin at Purdue
Homecoming
1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 10 7 3 20
Purdue 21 7 7 10 45
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

With the win over Wisconsin, Purdue is off to its best start since 1978 and produced their first five-game winning streak since 1980.[9]


Illinois[edit]

See also: Purdue Cannon
Purdue at Illinois
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 14 20 7 7 48
Illinois 0 3 0 0 3

[10]


Iowa[edit]

Purdue at Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 10 7 0 0 17
Iowa 0 14 21 0 35

[11]


Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 7 7 0 7 21
Purdue 0 7 0 15 22
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Game attendance: 55,539

[12]


Penn State[edit]

Penn State at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 14 14 14 42
Purdue 0 9 0 8 17
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Game attendance: 52,156

[13]


Indiana[edit]

Purdue at Indiana
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 14 7 7 28 56
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7

[14] [15]


Oklahoma State[edit]

See also: 1997 Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Purdue
Alamo Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 3 20 3 33
Oklahoma State 3 3 7 7 20

[16]


Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide
  3. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide
  4. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  5. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  6. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  7. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  8. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  9. ^ "Boilermakers Rout Wisconsin." 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  10. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011
  11. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011
  12. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  13. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  14. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011
  15. ^ USA Today.
  16. ^ 1997 Purdue football archives. PurdueSports.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011
  17. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide