|1951 Purdue Boilermakers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1951 record||5–4 (4–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Stu Holcomb (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Ross–Ade Stadium|
|1951 Big Ten football standings|
|#4/3 Illinois †||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1951 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–4 record, finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 153 to 152.
|September 29||No. 11 Texas*||L 0–14|
|October 6||Iowa||W 34–30|
|October 12||at Miami (FL)*||L 0–7|
|October 20||Wisconsin||L 7–31|
|October 27||at No. 15 Notre Dame*||L 9–30|
|November 3||Penn State*||W 28–0|
|November 10||at Northwestern||W 35–14|
|November 17||Minnesota||W 19–13|
|November 24||at Indiana||W 21–13|
- "Purdue Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/purdue/1950-1954_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- "1951 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1951-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.