1972 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1972 record6–5 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachBob DeMoss (3rd season)
CaptainOtis Armstrong
CaptainDave Butz
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 1 0
#9/3 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1972 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 1972 Big Ten Conference football season. It was Bob DeMoss' final season as head coach of the team.

This was the first time Purdue played an 11-game schedule. Every Big Ten team except the Boilermakers and Ohio State added an 11th game for the first time in 1971. The Buckeyes did not play an 11-game slate until 1974.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16Bowling Green*No. 18L 14–1751,859
September 23No. 15 Washington*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 21–2260,102
September 30at No. 10 Notre Dame*L 14–3559,075
October 7at IowaW 24–054,576
October 14at MinnesotaW 28–337,287
October 21Northwesterndagger
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 37–063,049
October 28Illinois
W 20–1461,754
November 4at Michigan StateL 12–2258,649
November 11Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 27–653,507
November 18at No. 3 MichiganL 6–988,423
November 25Indiana
W 42–765,605
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster[edit | edit source]

1972 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Danielson, GaryGary Danielson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Minnesota[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 7 14 7 28
Minnesota 0 3 0 0 3

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Indiana[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 7 0 0 7
Purdue 7 7 7 21 42

Otis Armstrong carried 32 times for 276 yards, breaking his own single-game school rushing record (233) and passing Wisconsin's Alan Ameche for most career rushing yards in the Big Ten with 3,316. [3]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2011 Purdue football information guide.
  2. Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.
  3. "Purdue Thrashes Indiana To Win Old Oaken Bucket." Palm Beach Post. 1972 Nov 26.
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