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1948 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Nine Conference
1948 record3–6 (2–4 Big Nine)
Head coachStu Holcomb (2nd season)
MVPHarry Szulborski
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan 6 0 0     9 0 0
#7 Northwestern 5 1 0     8 2 0
#16 Minnesota 5 2 0     7 2 0
Ohio State 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     3 6 0
Indiana 2 4 0     2 7 0
Illinois 2 5 0     3 6 0
Wisconsin 1 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1948 Big Nine Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 3–6 record, finished in tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 2–4 record against conference opponents, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 175 to 126.[1][2]

Notable players from the 1948 Purdue team included halfback Harry Szulborski and tackle Phil O'Reilly.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25at Notre Dame*L 27–28
October 2at NorthwesternL 0–21
October 9No. 7 MichiganNo. 15L 0–40
October 16at IowaW 20–13
October 23at IllinoisL 6–10
October 30Marquette*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–9
November 6at No. 19 MinnesotaL 7–34
November 13Pittsburgh*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 13–20
November 20Indiana
W 39–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1948 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 87 DeMoss, BobBob DeMoss Sr
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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