1942 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1942 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1942 record1–8 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coachElmer Burnham (1st season)
MVPBill Buffington
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Ohio State $ 5 1 0     9 1 0
No. 3 Wisconsin 4 1 0     8 1 1
No. 9 Michigan 3 2 0     7 3 0
Illinois 3 2 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 0     6 4 0
No. 19 Minnesota 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 2 0     7 3 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1942 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Elmer Burnham, the Boilermakers compiled a 1–8 record, finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 1–4 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 179 to 27.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26Fordham*L 7–14
October 3at Vanderbilt*L 0–26
October 10at NorthwesternW 7–6
October 17at No. 1 Ohio StateL 0–26
October 24No. 7 Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–13
October 31at IowaL 7–13
November 7Great Lakes Navy*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–42
November 14at Michigan State*L 6–19
November 21No. 18 Indiana
L 0–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1942 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.