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1940 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1940 record2–6 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coachAllen Elward (4th season)
MVPDave Rankin
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 6 0 0     8 0 0
#3 Michigan 3 1 0     7 1 0
#8 Northwestern 4 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 2 3 0     3 5 0
Purdue 1 4 0     2 6 0
Illinois 0 5 0     1 7 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.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 28Butler*W 28–0
October 5at Ohio StateL 14–17
October 12at Michigan State*L 7–20
October 26Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 13–14
November 2at IowaW 21–6
November 9at No. 17 Fordham*L 7–1318,576
November 16at No. 1 MinnesotaL 6–33
November 23Indiana
L 0–3
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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