1945 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1945 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1945 record 7–3 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Cecil Isbell (2nd season)
MVP Norman Maloney
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Indiana $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
No. 6 Michigan 5 1 0     7 3 0
No. 12 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 3 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 1     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 5 0     4 5 0
Iowa 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Cecil Isbell, the Boilermakers compiled a 7–3 record, finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 198 to 125.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1945 Purdue team included halfbacks Ed Cody and Bob DeMoss.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 Marquette* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–13    
September 29 at Great Lakes Navy* Naval Station Great LakesNorth Chicago, IL W 20–6    
October 6 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 13–7    
October 13 Iowa No. 15 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 40–0    
October 20 at No. 4 Ohio State No. 9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 35–13    
October 27 at Northwestern No. 4 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 14–26    
November 3 Pittsburgh* No. 13 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 28–0    
November 10 Miami (OH)* No. 12 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 21–7    
November 17 at No. 14 Michigan No. 11 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 13–27    
November 24 at No. 4 Indiana No. 18 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) L 0–26    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1945 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.