1954 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1954 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1954 record 5–3–1 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Stu Holcomb (8th season)
MVP Tom Bettis
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     10 0 0
No. 9 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1954 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–3–1 record, finished in approximately sixth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of about 165 to 134.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1954 Purdue team included quarterback Len Dawson, guard Tom Bettis, and end John Kerr.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 Missouri* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 31–0    
October 2 at No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 19 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 27–14    
October 9 No. 6 Duke* No. 5 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN T 13–13    
October 16 at No. 2 Wisconsin No. 5 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 6–20    
October 23 at Michigan State No. 13 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 27–13    
October 30 Illinois No. 9 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 28–14    
November 6 at No. 12 Iowa No. 8 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 14–25    
November 13 No. 2 Ohio State Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 6–28    
November 20 Indiana Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 13–7    
*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. ^ "1954 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.