1953 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1953 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1953 record 2–7 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Stu Holcomb (7th season)
MVP Tom Bettis
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Michigan State + 5 1 0     9 1 0
No. 7 Illinois + 5 1 0     7 1 1
No. 15 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
No. 20 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
No. 9 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1953 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 2–7 record, finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 2–4 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 167 to 89.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1953 Purdue team included guard Tom Bettis.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 7–14    
October 3 No. 1 Notre Dame* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) L 7–37    
October 10 at No. 8 Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 14–20    
October 17 Wisconsin Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 19–28    
October 24 No. 2 Michigan State Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 6–0    
October 31 at No. 4 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) L 0–21    
November 7 Iowa Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 0–26    
November 14 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 6–21    
November 21 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 30–0    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1953 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.