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1953 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1953 record2–7 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (7th season)
MVPTom Bettis
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Michigan State § 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7/7 Illinois § 5 1 0     7 1 1
#15/14 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
#NR/20 Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
#20/19 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
#9/10 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1953 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1953 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 2–7 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 167 to 89.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1953 Purdue team included guard Tom Bettis.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26at Missouri*L 7–14
October 3No. 1 Notre Dame*L 7–37
October 10at No. 8 Duke*L 14–20
October 17Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 19–28
October 24No. 2 Michigan State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 6–0
October 31at No. 4 IllinoisL 0–21
November 7Iowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–26
November 14at Ohio StateL 6–21
November 21at IndianaW 30–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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