2005 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2005 record5–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Tiller (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (9th season)
Offensive schemeSpread offense
Defensive coordinatorBrock Spack (9th season)
Base defense4–3
MVPRob Ninkovich
CaptainCharles Davis
CaptainMatt Turner
CaptainBrandon Villarreal
CaptainJerod Void
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 62,500)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 1         0* 1  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2005 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented Purdue University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Joe Tiller and played its home games at Ross–Ade Stadium. Purdue played eleven games in the 2005 season, finishing with a 5–6 record and missing a post-season bowl game for the first time since 1996. Purdue was predicted by many as a dark horse for the Big Ten title, but after a strong 2–0 start, lost six straight before rebounding to finish a more respectable 5–6.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 101:00 PMAkron*No. 13ESPN360W 49–2464,757[1]
September 1710:00 PMat Arizona*No. 12W 31–2456,400[1]
September 2412:00 PMat MinnesotaNo. 11ESPNL 35–42 2OT48,116[1]
October 17:45 PMNo. 13 Notre Dame*No. 22
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNL 28–4965,491[1]
October 84:30 PMIowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNL 17–3464,785[1]
October 151:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPN2L 29–3462,866[1]
October 223:30 PMat No. 19 WisconsinABCL 20–3182,828[1]
October 293:30 PMat No. 11 Penn StateABCL 15–33109,467[1]
November 512:00 PMMichigan State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUW 28–2162,467[1]
November 1212:00 PMIllinois
ESPN+W 37–357,611[1]
November 191:00 PMat IndianaESPN360W 41–1450,023[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit | edit source]

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Akron[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Akron 0 14 3 7 24
• Purdue 14 14 0 21 49


Arizona[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 14 7 10 0 31
Arizona 7 10 0 7 24


Minnesota[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Purdue 0 7 21 0 7 35
Minnesota 3 7 10 8 7 35


Notre Dame[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 7 21 7 14 49
Purdue 0 0 14 14 28


Iowa[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Iowa 14 3 6 11 34
Purdue 7 7 3 0 17


Northwestern[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Northwestern 14 14 0 6 34
Purdue 3 6 14 6 29


Wisconsin[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 10 3 7 20
• Wisconsin 10 0 14 7 31


Penn State[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 0 0 8 15
• Penn St 3 13 7 10 33


Michigan State[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 14 7 0 0 21
• Purdue 7 7 7 7 28


Illinois[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 0 0 3 3
• Purdue 0 10 7 20 37


Indiana[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Purdue 0 27 7 7 41
Indiana 7 0 0 7 14


2006 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bernard Pollard Safety 2 54 Kansas City Chiefs
Ray Edwards Defensive Lineman 4 127 Minnesota Vikings
Rob Ninkovich Defensive End 5 135 New Orleans Saints
Charles Davis Tight End 5 167 Pittsburgh Steelers

References[edit | edit source]

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