American Football Database
1905 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1905 record6–1–1 (1–2 Western)
Head coachAlbert E. Herrnstein (1st season)
CaptainH. L. Thomas
← 1904
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Template:1905 Western Conference football standings The 1905 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1905 Western Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Albert E. Herrnstein, the Boilermakers compiled a 6–1–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Nine Conference with a 1–1–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 177 to 30. H. L. Thomas was the team captain.[1][2]


September 23Wendell Phillips H.S.*W 33–0
September 30Beloit*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 36–0
October 14Wabash*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 12–0[3]
October 21at Illinois W 29–0[4]
October 28vs. Indiana T 11–11[5]
November 4Missouri*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 24–0[6]
November 11at Chicago L 0–1910,000[7]
November 24Notre Dame *
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
W 32–0[8]
  • *Non-conference game