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1945 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1945 record7–3 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coachCecil Isbell (2nd season)
MVPNorman Maloney
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Indiana 5 0 1     9 0 1
#6 Michigan 5 1 0     7 3 0
#12 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 3 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 1     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 5 0     4 5 0
Iowa 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1945 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Cecil Isbell, the Boilermakers compiled a 7–3 record, finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 198 to 125.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1945 Purdue team included halfbacks Ed Cody and Bob DeMoss.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 22Marquette*W 14–13
September 29at Great Lakes Navy*W 20–6
October 6at WisconsinW 13–7
October 13IowaNo. 15
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 40–0
October 20at No. 4 Ohio StateNo. 9W 35–13
October 27at NorthwesternNo. 4L 14–26
November 3Pittsburgh*No. 13
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 28–0
November 10Miami (OH)*No. 12
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 21–7
November 17at No. 14 MichiganNo. 11L 13–27
November 24at No. 4 IndianaNo. 18L 0–26
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1945 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 87 DeMoss, BobBob DeMoss Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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