1947 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1947 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1947 record5–4 (3–3 Big Nine)
Head coachStu Holcomb (1st season)
MVPPhil O'Reilly
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1947 Big Nine Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–4 record, finished in tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 205 to 130.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1947 Purdue team included halfback Harry Szulborski and tackle Phil O'Reilly.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 14–32    
October 4 Ohio State Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 24–20    
October 11 No. 1 Notre Dame* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) L 7–22    
October 18 at Boston University* Fenway ParkBoston, MA W 62–7   11,446[3]
October 25 No. 5 Illinois Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) W 14–7    
November 1 Iowa No. 16 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 21–0    
November 8 at Minnesota No. 14 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 21–26    
November 15 Pittsburgh* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 28–0    
November 22 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) L 14–16    
*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. ^ "1947 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Purdue Power Crushes Boston Eleven, 62 to 7". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 19, 1947. p. b2.