1902 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1902 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Western Conference
1902 record 7–2–1 (2–2 Western)
Head coach Charles Best (1st season)
Captain Harry G. Leslie
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0     11 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     9 2 1
Illinois 4 2 0     10 2 1
Purdue 2 2 0     7 2 1
Wisconsin 1 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 0 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     6 6 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1902 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1902 Western Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Charles Best, the Boilermakers compiled a 7–2–1 record, finished in fifth place in the Western Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 315 to 68. Harry G. Leslie was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Franklin*W 56–0
October 4DePauw*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 39–0
October 11at Chicago (rivalry)L 0–33
October 18at Illinois (rivalry)L 5–29
October 25Case*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 5–0
November 1at NorthwesternW 5–03,000[3]
November 8Greer College*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 73–0[4]
November 15Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket)
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 39–0
November 22Butler*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 87–0
November 27Notre Dame (rivalry)*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
T 6–6
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1902 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2016 Boilermaker Football Media Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. 2016. p. 88. 
  3. ^ "Purdue Shuts Out the Purple". The Inter Ocean. November 1, 1902. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Purdue Took It Easy: Piled Up a Score of Seventy-Three Points Against Greer". The Indianapolis Journal. November 9, 1902. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.