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1944 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1944 record5–5 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coachCecil Isbell (1st season)
MVPBabe Dimancheff
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1944 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Cecil Isbell, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–5 record, finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–2 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 207 to 166.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1944 Purdue team included fullback Babe Dimancheff, end Frank Bauman, and tackle Pat O'Brien.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Great Lakes Navy*L 18–2725,000[3]
September 30Marquette*W 40–7
October 7at IllinoisW 35–19
October 14No. 11 Iowa Pre-Flight*No. 7
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 6–13
October 21at IowaNo. 11W 26–7
October 28at MichiganNo. 10L 14–40
November 4Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 35–0
November 11at NorthwesternW 27–7
November 18at No. 3 Navy*No. 14L 0–32
November 25Indiana
L 6–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "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.
  2. "1944 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1944-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. Shevlin, Maurice (September 24, 1944). "Sailors Defeat Purdue, 27-18, In 4th Quarter". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. A1.
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