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1954 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1954 record5–3–1 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (8th season)
MVPTom Bettis
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1954 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1954 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–3–1 record, finished in approximately sixth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of about 165 to 134.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1954 Purdue team included quarterback Len Dawson, guard Tom Bettis, and end John Kerr.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25Missouri*W 31–0
October 2at No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 19W 27–14
October 9No. 6 Duke*No. 5
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
T 13–13
October 16at No. 2 WisconsinNo. 5L 6–20
October 23at Michigan StateNo. 13W 27–13
October 30IllinoisNo. 9
W 28–14
November 6at No. 12 IowaNo. 8L 14–25
November 13No. 2 Ohio State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 6–28
November 20Indiana
W 13–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1954 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Dawson, LenLen Dawson So
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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