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1947 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1947 record5–4 (3–3 Big Nine)
Head coachStu Holcomb (1st season)
MVPPhil O'Reilly
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Michigan 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1947 Big Nine Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–4 record, finished in tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 205 to 130.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1947 Purdue team included halfback Harry Szulborski and tackle Phil O'Reilly.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at WisconsinL 14–3238,000[3]
October 4Ohio StateW 24–2034,000[4]
October 11No. 1 Notre Dame*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry)
L 7–2242,000[5]
October 18at Boston University*W 62–711,446[6]
October 25No. 5 Illinois
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
W 14–742,000[7]
November 1IowaNo. 16
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 21–035,000[8]
November 8at MinnesotaNo. 14L 21–2663,659[9]
November 15Pittsburgh*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 28–019,000[10]
November 22at IndianaL 14–1633,500[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1947 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 87 DeMoss, BobBob DeMoss Jr
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

  1. "Purdue Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/purdue/1945-1949_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. "1947 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. Hank Casserly (September 28, 1947). "Wisconsin Badgers Rout Purdue, 32 to 14 in Big Nine Gridiron Inaugural". The Capital Times: pp. 29-30. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28432095/wisconsin_badgers_rout_purdue_32_to_14/.
  4. Harold Harrison (October 5, 1947). "Purdue Outfights Bucks: Riveters Upset Ohio State By 24-20 Margin". The Indianapolis Star: pp. 41-42. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28437714/purdue_outfights_bucks_riveters_upset/.
  5. Jim Costin (October 12, 1947). "N.D. Tops Purdue: Lujack's Arm Propels Irish To 22-7 Edge". The South Bend Tribune: pp. III-1, III-3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28437925/nd_tops_purdue_lujacks_arm_propels/.
  6. Hy Hurwitz (October 19, 1947). "Purdue Powerhouse Checks B.U. Big-Time Bid, 62-7". The Boston Globe: p. 28. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28281970/purdue_powerhouse_checks_bu_bigtime/.
  7. Max Greenwald (October 26, 1947). "Purdue, Notre Dame Conquer Gridiron Rivals: Riveters Hand Illinois' Big Nine Champs First Defeat of Season, 14-7". The Indianapolis Star: pp. 41-42. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28435566/purdue_notre_dame_conquer_gridiron/.
  8. Corky Lamm (November 2, 1947). "Riveters Subdue Iowa: Purdue Posts Third Big 9 Success, 21-0". The Indianapolis Star: pp. 41-42. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28437342/riveters_subdue_iowa_purdue_posts/.
  9. Charles Johnson (November 9, 1947). "Gophers Rally To Tip Purdue 26-21". Minneapolis Sunday Tribune: pp. Sports 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28438101/gophers_rally_to_tip_purdue_2621/.
  10. Bob Overaker (November 16, 1947). "Riveters Drub Pitt". The Indianapolis Star: p. III-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28438207/riveters_drub_pitt/.
  11. Jack K. Overmyer, Harold Harrison (November 23, 1947). "Indiana Scores 16-14 Victory Over Purdue On Rex Grossman's 4th Period Field Goal". p. 41. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28438321/indiana_scores_1614_victory_over/.
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