1903 Purdue Boilermakers football team
|1903 Purdue Boilermakers football|
|1903 record||4–2 (0–2 Western)|
|Head coach||Oliver Cutts (1st season)|
|Captain||I. S. Osborn|
|1903 Western Conference football standings|
The 1903 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1903 college football season. In their first season under head coach Oliver Cutts, the Boilermakers compiled a 4–2 record before 14 players were killed in a train accident on the way to a game in Indianapolis. Purdue officials cancelled the game and the remainder of Purdue's schedule, leading the Boilermakers to finish in last place in the Western Conference with an 0–2 record against conference opponents, outscoring their opponents by a combined total of 87 to 48. I. S. Osborn was the team captain.
|September 26||Chicago Englewood High School*||Stuart Field • West Lafayett, IN||W 34-0|
|October 1||Wabash*||Wabash, IN||W 18-0|
|October 3||Beloit*||Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN||W 17-0|
|October 10||at Chicago||Marshall Field • Chicago, IL||L 0-22|
|October 17||at Illinois||Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN||L 0–24|
|October 24||Oberlin*||Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN||W 18-2|
|October 31||vs. Indiana||Washington Park • Indianapolis, IN (cancelled, see Purdue Wreck)|
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