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1951 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
1951 record5–4 (4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (5th season)
MVPPete Brewster
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/3 Illinois 5 0 1     9 0 1
#NR/14 Purdue 4 1 0     5 4 0
#8/8 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     4 5 0
Ohio State 2 2 2     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 1 4 1     2 6 1
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Iowa 0 5 1     2 5 2
† – 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.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1951 Purdue team included quarterback Dale Samuels and end Leo Sugar.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29No. 11 Texas*L 0–14
October 6Iowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 34–30
October 12at Miami (FL)*L 0–7
October 20Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 7–31
October 27at No. 15 Notre Dame*L 9–30
November 3Penn State*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 28–0
November 10at NorthwesternW 35–14
November 17Minnesota
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 19–13
November 24at IndianaW 21–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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