1951 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1951 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1951 record 5–4 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Stu Holcomb (5th season)
MVP Pete Brewster
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Illinois $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
Purdue 4 1 0     5 4 0
No. 8 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     4 5 0
Ohio State 2 2 2     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 1 4 1     2 6 1
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Iowa 0 5 1     2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–4 record, finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 153 to 152.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1951 Purdue team included quarterback Dale Samuels and end Leo Sugar.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 No. 11 Texas* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–14    
October 6 Iowa Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 34–30    
October 12 at Miami (FL)* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 0–7    
October 20 Wisconsin Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 7–31    
October 27 at No. 15 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 9–30    
November 3 Penn State* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 28–0    
November 10 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 35–14    
November 17 Minnesota Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 19–13    
November 24 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 21–13    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1951 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.