American Football Database
1903 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1903 record4–2 (0–2 Western)
Head coachOliver Cutts (1st season)
CaptainI. S. Osborn
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Template:1903 Western Conference football standings The 1903 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1903 college football season. In their first season under head coach Oliver Cutts, the Boilermakers compiled a 4–2 record before 14 players were killed in a train accident on the way to a game in Indianapolis. Purdue officials cancelled the game and the remainder of Purdue's schedule,[1] leading the Boilermakers to finish in last place in the Western Conference with an 0–2 record against conference opponents, outscoring their opponents by a combined total of 87 to 48.[2][3][4] I. S. Osborn was the team captain.[5]


September 26Chicago Englewood High School*W 34-0
October 1Wabash*Wabash, INW 18-0
October 3Beloit*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 17-0
October 10at Chicago
L 0-22
October 17at Illinois
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–24
October 24Oberlin*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 18-2
October 31vs. Indiana
Notre Dame*
  • *Non-conference game

See also

  • Purdue Wreck