1984 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1984 Purdue Boilermakers football
Peach Bowl, L 24–27 vs. Virginia
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1984 record7–5 (6–3 Big Ten)
Head coachLeon Burtnett (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Colletto (3rd season)
MVPJim Everett
CaptainBruce King
CaptainJason Houston
CaptainMelvin Menke
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 69,200)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. It was the first time in school history that the Boilermakers defeated Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan in the same season.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 8vs. No. 8 Notre Dame*W 23–2160,672
September 15No. 5 Miami (FL)*L 17–2856,761
September 22Minnesota
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
W 34–1061,538
September 29at Michigan StateW 13–1064,819
October 6No. 2 Ohio State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
W 28–2366,261
October 13IowadaggerNo. 14
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
L 3–4066,359
October 20at IllinoisL 20–3476,101
October 27at NorthwesternW 49–728,884
November 3Michigan
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
W 31–2960,159
November 10at WisconsinL 13–3072,292
November 17Indiana
W 31–2469,236
December 31vs. Virginia*L 24–2745,983
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 234Total
• Purdue 3 1037 23
Notre Dame 14 007 21

[2]

Miami (FL)[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

#2 Ohio State at Purdue
1 234Total
Ohio State 7 376 23
Purdue 7 0714 28

[4]

Iowa[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Michigan 0 0722 29
Purdue 7 1707 31

PUR: Steve Griffin 6 Rec, 112 Yds [6]

Wisconsin[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 14 037 24
• Purdue 7 7107 31
  • A grass fire was reported in the end-zone during the game as a result of a warming barrel tipping over [8]
  • Rodney Carter 23 Rush, 148 Yds
  • Steve Griffin 6 Rec, 103 Yds
  • Jason Houston 16 solo TKL[9]

Peach Bowl[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. September 9, 1984
  3. ^ 2018 Purdue record book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-25.
  4. ^ "Purdue Upsets Ohio St., 28-23; Michigan St. dumps Michigan". The Gainesville Sun. October 7, 1984.
  5. ^ 2018 Purdue record book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-25.
  6. ^ 2010 Purdue football info guide
  7. ^ 2018 Purdue record book. Retrieved 2018-Dec-25.
  8. ^ Gainesville Sun. November 18, 1984
  9. ^ 2011 Purdue football information guide.