1975 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1975 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1975 record 4–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Alex Agase
MVP Mike Pruitt
Captain Ken Long
Captain Ken Novak
Captain Mike Pruitt
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State 8 0 0     11 1 0
#8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University in the 1975 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 25–31   22,000
September 20 #9 Notre Dame* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 0–17   69,795
September 27 at #3 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 6–19   56,170
October 4 Miami (OH)* Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 3–14   52,309
October 11 Wisconsindagger Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 14–17   62,406
October 18 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 26–24   61,204
October 25 #1 Ohio State Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 6–35   69,405
November 1 Michigan State Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 20–10   57,104
November 8 at #6 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–28   102,415
November 15 Iowa Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 19–18   45,549
November 22 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 9–7   43,455
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Starters[edit]

Offense: se Arnold, ot Stapleton, og Gibson, c Polak, sg Zelencik, st Long, te Wirgowski, qb Vitali, fl Beery, fb Pruitt, tb Dierking, k Schmidt

Defense: le Smith, lt Novak, mg Gorgal/Ruwe, rt Parker, re Hardy, lb Sullivan, lb Mannella, cb DiMarzio/Harris, cb Cooper, s Wood/Lewis, s Andres/Thompson, p Vitali

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Coaching staff[edit]

HC: Alex Agase

Ast: George Catavolos, Fred Conti, Jack Ellis, Bob Geiger, Jerry Hartman, Pat Naughton, Tom Roggeman, Rick Venturi, Mike Wynn

Game summaries[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

USC[edit]

  • Paul Beery 6 receptions, 101 yards [1]

Miami (OH)[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 15 0 3 18
• Purdue 7 0 0 12 19

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Indiana[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 2010 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1975 Nov 16.