1967 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1967 Purdue Boilermakers football
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1967 record8–2 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJack Mollenkopf (12th season)
MVPLeroy Keyes
CaptainJim Beirne, Bob Sebeck
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Indiana + 6 1 0     9 2 0
Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 9 Purdue + 6 1 0     8 2 0
Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan State 3 4 0     3 7 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa 0 6 1     1 8 1
Wisconsin 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1967 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 12th season under head coach Jack Mollenkopf, the Boilermakers compiled an 8–2 record, finished in a three-way tie for the Big Ten Conference championship with a 6–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 291 to 154.[1][2]

Purdue's junior running back Leroy Keyes rushed for 986 yards in 1967, was selected as a consensus first-team All-American,[3] and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Other notable players from the 1967 Purdue team included quarterback Mike Phipps, running back Perry Williams, offensive end Jim Beirne, offensive tackle Chuck Kuzneski, offensive guard Bob Sebeck, middle guard Chuck Kyle, linebacker Dick Marvel, defensive ends George Olion and Bob Holmes, defensive tackle Lance Olssen, and defensive back Tim Foley.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September27 vs. Texas A&M* Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 24–20   27,500
September 30 No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 10 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 28–21   62,316
October 7 Northwestern No. 4 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 25–16   61,093
October 14 at Ohio State No. 2 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 41–6   84,069
October 21 Oregon State*dagger No. 2 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 14–22   60,147
October 28 at Iowa No. 7 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 41–22   56,504
November 4 at Illinois No. 6 Memorial StaidumChampaign, IL (Battle for the Purdue Cannon) W 42–9   61,262
November 11 Minnesota No. 5 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 41–12   55,647
November 18 Michigan State No. 3 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 21–7   61,364
November 25 at Indiana No. 3 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) L 14–19   52,770
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
Schedule Source:[2]

Roster[edit]

1967 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Don Kiepert So
QB 15 Mike Phipps So
QB 16 Jim Klutcharch So
QB 19 Larry Emch Jr
HB 23 Leroy Keyes Jr
HB 25 Jim Kirkpatrick So
HB, K 34 Bob Baltzell So
HB 35 Leon Troyer Jr
HB 41 Bob Hurst Sr
HB 46 Ed Crowley So
FB 47 Perry Williams Jr
T 49 Lee Ryan Jr
G 50 David Stydahar Jr
C 56 Walter Whitehead So
C 57 Mike Frame Jr
G 61 Gary Roberts Jr
G 64 Dave Piper So
G 65 Bob Sebeck (C) Sr
G 66 Chuck Kuzneski Sr
T, LB 67 Clanton King Jr
T 70 Randy Kuntz So
T 71 Fred Rafa Sr
T, G 72 Bill Yanchar So
T 74 Jim Bonk Jr
T 76 Fred Haug Jr
E 81 Jim Beirne (C) Sr
E 82 Bob Dillingham Jr
E 83 Marion Griffin Jr
E 84 Joe Walsh So
E 88 Billy McKoy So
G 95 Phil Kelley So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
HB 22 Dennis Cirbes Sr
DE 29 Denny Wirgowski So
HB 32 Don Webster So
LB 42 Dick Marvel Jr
HB 43 Tim Foley So
HB 45 Bob Corby Sr
LB 51 Bob Weskamp So
LB 58 Bob Yunaska Jr
G 60 Chuck Kyle Jr
LB 68 Frank Burke Jr
T 75 Lance Olssen Sr
E 87 George Olion Sr
E 90 Willie Nelson So
E 91 Dave Heiss So
E 93 Bob Holmes So
E 94 Bill Liber So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 21 Dick Berg So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "1967 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved February 10, 2015.