1906 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1906 Purdue Boilermakers football
1906 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1906 record 0–5 (0–3 Western)
Head coach Myron E. Witham (1st season)
Captain W. A. Wellinghoff
Seasons
← 1905
1907 →
1906 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin + 3 0 0     5 0 0
Minnesota + 2 0 0     4 1 0
Michigan + 1 0 0     4 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     4 1 0
Illinois 1 3 0     1 3 1
Iowa 0 1 0     2 3 0
Indiana 0 2 0     4 2 0
Purdue 0 3 0     0 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1906 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1906 college football season. In their first season under head coach Myron E. Witham, the Boilermakers compiled an 0–5 record, finished in last place in the Big Nine Conference with an 0–3 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 86 to 5. W. A. Wellinghoff was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 20at Chicago (rivalry)L 0–397,000-8,000[3]
October 27Wabash*L 0–115,000[4]
November 3Notre Dame (rivalry)*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–2[5]
November 17at WisconsinL 5–29[6]
November 24Illinois (rivalry)
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–5> 4,000[7]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1906 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 Is Easy for the Maroons". Chicago Tribune. October 21, 1906. pp. 13–14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Purdue Lowers Her Colors To Wabash". The Indianapolis News. October 28, 1906. pp. 9–10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Victor Over Purdue by 2-0". The Indianapolis Star. November 4, 1906. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Badgers in Easy Win: Defeat Purdue Team 23 to 5". The Indianapolis Star. November 18, 1906. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Run by Pettigrew Is Fatal to Purdue". The Indianapolis Star. November 25, 1906. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.