1955 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1955 Purdue Boilermakers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1955 record 5–3–1 (4–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Stu Holcomb (9th season)
MVP Joe Krupa
Home stadium Ross–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     7 2 0
No. 2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
No. 12 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. In their ninth and final season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–3–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–2–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 113 to 103.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1955 Purdue team included quarterback Len Dawson, end Lamar Lundy, tackle Joe Krupa, and back Bill Murakowski.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Pacific* No. 19 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–7    
October 1 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7–6    
October 8 No. 9 Wisconsin No. 17 Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 0–9    
October 15 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA T 20–20    
October 22 No. 11 Notre Dame* Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) L 7–22    
October 29 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) W 13–0    
November 5 No. 4 Michigan State Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN L 0–27    
November 12 Northwestern Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 46–8    
November 19 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) W 6–4    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1955 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.