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1958 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 13
1958 record6–1–2 (3–1–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJack Mollenkopf (3rd season)
MVPTom Franckhauser
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Iowa 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7/6 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8/7 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13/11 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1958 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1958 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third season under head coach Jack Mollenkopf, the Boilermakers compiled a 6–1–2 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–1–2 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 184 to 102.[1][2]

Purdue tackle Gene Selawski was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as a first-team All-American in 1958.[3] End Tom Franckhauser was selected as a first-team All-American by the Central Press Association.[4] Other notable players included quarterbacks Bob Spoo and Ross Fichtner, fullback Bob Jarus, and guard Ron Maltony.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 27Nebraska*W 28–0
October 4at Rice*No. 14W 24–0
October 11at No. 6 WisconsinNo. 13L 6–31
October 18No. 5 Michigan State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–6
October 25at No. 11 Notre Dame*No. 15W 29–22
November 1IllinoisNo. 10
W 31–8
November 8at No. 16 Ohio StateNo. 8T 14–14
November 15at No. 13 NorthwesternNo. 8W 23–6
November 22IndianaNo. 8
T 15–15
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


RosterEdit

1958 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Spoo, BobBob Spoo
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

  1. "Purdue Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/purdue/1955-1959_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. "1958 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1958-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. Ted Gangi, ed. "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team". http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/awards/allamerica/alltime.pdf. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  4. "Central Press All-American". New Castle News, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
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