1905 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1905 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Western Conference
1905 record 6–1–1 (1–2 Western)
Head coach Albert E. Herrnstein (1st season)
Captain H. L. Thomas
Seasons
← 1904
1906 →
1905 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
Michigan 2 1 0     12 1 0
Minnesota 2 1 0     10 1 0
Purdue 1 1 1     6 1 1
Wisconsin 1 2 0     8 2 0
Indiana 0 1 1     8 1 1
Iowa 0 2 0     8 2 0
Northwestern 0 2 0     8 2 1
Illinois 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1905 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1905 Western Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Albert E. Herrnstein, the Boilermakers compiled a 6–1–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Nine Conference with a 1–1–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 177 to 30. H. L. Thomas was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23Wendell Phillips H.S.*W 33–0
September 30Beloit*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 36–0
October 14Wabash*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 12–0[3]
October 21at Illinois W 29–0[4]
October 28vs. Indiana T 11–11[5]
November 4Missouri*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 24–0[6]
November 11at Chicago L 0–1910,000[7]
November 24Notre Dame *
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
W 32–0[8]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1905 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. ^ "Boiler Makers Win First Big Contest". The Indianapolis Star. October 15, 1905. pp. 17–18 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Purdue Beats the Illini". Chicago Tribune. October 22, 1905. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Purdue and Indiana Play To Tie Score". Richmond (IN) Daily Palladium. October 29, 1905. pp. 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Missouri Blanked". The Indianapolis Star. November 5, 1905. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Chicago Winner Over Purdue, 19-0". Chicago Tribune. November 12, 1905. pp. 9–10 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Notre Dame Outclassed by the Boilermakers". The Indianapolis News. November 25, 1905. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.