1903 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1903 Purdue Boilermakers football
1903 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1903 record 4–2 (0–2 Western)
Head coach Oliver Cutts (1st season)
Captain I. S. Osborn
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
1903 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     14 0 1
Michigan + 3 0 1     11 0 1
Northwestern + 1 0 2     10 1 3
Chicago 4 1 1     12 2 1
Iowa 1 1 0     9 2 0
Indiana 1 2 0     4 4 0
Illinois 1 5 0     8 6 0
Wisconsin 0 3 1     6 3 1
Purdue 0 2 0     4 2 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1903 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1903 college football season. In their first season under head coach Oliver Cutts, the Boilermakers compiled a 4–2 record before 14 players were killed in a train accident on the way to a game in Indianapolis. Purdue officials cancelled the game and the remainder of Purdue's schedule,[1] leading the Boilermakers to finish in last place in the Western Conference with an 0–2 record against conference opponents, outscoring their opponents by a combined total of 87 to 48.[2][3][4] I. S. Osborn was the team captain.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Chicago Englewood High School* Stuart FieldWest Lafayett, IN W 34-0  
October 1 Wabash* Wabash, IN W 18-0  
October 3 Beloit* Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN W 17-0  
October 10 at Chicago Marshall Field • Chicago, IL L 0-22  
October 17 at Illinois Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN L 0–24  
October 24 Oberlin* Stuart Field • West Lafayette, IN W 18-2  
October 31 vs. Indiana Washington ParkIndianapolis, IN (cancelled, see Purdue Wreck)    
Northwestern    
Kentucky*    
DePauw*    
Notre Dame*    
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmidt, Ray (May 2008). "The 1903 Purude Tragedy" (PDF). College Football Historical Society. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "1903 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Purdue 2006 Football Information Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. p. 126. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Purdue 2006 Football Information Guide (Supplemental Material)" (PDF). Purdue University. p. 84 of 97. Retrieved December 29, 2016.