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1949 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1949 record3–6 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (3rd season)
MVPLou Karras
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ohio State § 4 1 1     7 1 2
#7 Michigan § 4 1 1     6 2 1
#8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1949 Big Nine Conference football season. In their third season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 3–6 record, finished in eighth 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 1949 Purdue team included tackle Lou Karras and fullback John Kerestes.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24at NorthwesternL 6–20
October 1IowaL 7–21
October 8No. 2 Notre Dame*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry)
L 12–35
October 14at Miami (FL)*W 14–0
October 22Illinois
L 0–19
October 29at No. 7 MinnesotaW 13–7
November 5at No. 5 MichiganL 12–20
November 12Marquette*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 41–7
November 19at IndianaW 14–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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