|1940 Purdue Boilermakers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1940 record||2–6 (1–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Allen Elward (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Ross–Ade Stadium|
|1940 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Minnesota †||6||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1940 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1940 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth season under head coach Allen Elward, the Boilermakers compiled a 2–6 record, finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 1–4 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 106 to 96.
|September 28||Butler*||W 28–0|
|October 5||at Ohio State||L 14–17|
|October 12||at Michigan State*||L 7–20|
|October 26||Wisconsin||L 13–14|
|November 2||at Iowa||W 21–6|
|November 9||at No. 17 Fordham*||L 7–13||18,576|
|November 16||at No. 1 Minnesota||L 6–33|
|November 23||Indiana||L 0–3|
- "Purdue Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/purdue/1930-1934_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- "1940 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.