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1955 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1955 record5–3–1 (4–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (9th season)
MVPJoe Krupa
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Ohio State 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2/2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12/13 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1955 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. In their ninth and final season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–3–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–2–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 113 to 103.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1955 Purdue team included quarterback Len Dawson, end Lamar Lundy, tackle Joe Krupa, and back Bill Murakowski.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24Pacific*No. 19W 14–7
October 1at MinnesotaW 7–6
October 8No. 9 WisconsinNo. 17
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–9
October 15at IowaT 20–20
October 22No. 11 Notre Dame*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry)
L 7–22
October 29at IllinoisW 13–0
November 5No. 4 Michigan State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–27
November 12Northwestern
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 46–8
November 19at IndianaW 6–4
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


RosterEdit

1955 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Jr 16 Dawson, LenLen Dawson Jr
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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