1972 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1972 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1972 record6–5 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachBob DeMoss (3rd season)
CaptainOtis Armstrong
CaptainDave Butz
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 1972 Big Ten Conference football season. It was Bob DeMoss' final season as head coach of the team.

This was the first time Purdue played an 11-game schedule. Every Big Ten team except the Boilermakers and Ohio State added an 11th game for the first time in 1971. The Buckeyes did not play an 11-game slate until 1974.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 Bowling Green* No. 18 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 14–17   51,859
September 23 No. 15 Washington* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 21–22   60,102
September 30 at No. 10 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 14–35   59,075
October 7 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 24–0   54,576
October 14 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 28–3   37,287
October 21 Northwesterndagger Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 37–0   63,049
October 28 Illinois Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 20–14   61,754
November 4 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 12–22   58,649
November 11 Wisconsin Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 27–6   53,507
November 18 at No. 3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6–9   88,423
November 25 Indiana Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 42–7   65,605
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 7147 28
Minnesota 0 300 3

[2]

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 0 700 7
Purdue 7 7721 42

Otis Armstrong carried 32 times for 276 yards, breaking his own single-game school rushing record (233) and passing Wisconsin's Alan Ameche for most career rushing yards in the Big Ten with 3,316. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.
  3. ^ "Purdue Thrashes Indiana To Win Old Oaken Bucket." Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 26.