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Purdue Boilermakers football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Purdue Boilermakers
NCAA-Big 10-Purdue Boilermakers Logo NCAA-Big 10-Purdue Boilermakers Helmet
First season 1887
Head coach Jeff Brohm
3rd year, 13–13 ()
Other staff OC Brian Brohm
Home stadium Ross-Ade Stadium
Year built 1924
Stadium capacity 57,236[1]
Stadium surface Bermuda Grass
Location West Lafayette, Indiana
Conference Big 10 Conference
Division West
Past conferences Independent (1887–1890)
Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1891–1894)
Independent (1895)
Western Conference (1896–1952)
All-time history
Purdue Boilermakers Historical Teams
1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All-time record 614–566–48 ()
Postseason bowl record 10–9 ()
Conference titles 12 (1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1943, 1952, 1967, 2000)
Consensus All-Americans 21
Current uniform
NCAA-Big 10-Purdue Boilermakers Uniforms
Colors Old Gold, Black, and White

                     

Fight song Hail Purdue!
Mascot Boilermaker Special
Purdue Pete
Marching band Purdue All-American Marching Band
Rivalries Illinois (rivalry)
Indiana (rivalry)
Notre Dame (rivalry)
Outfitter Nike
Website PurdueSports.com
The Purdue Boilermakers football team represents Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Boilermakers are a member of the NCAA FBS Big Ten Conference and play their home games at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers are currently coached by Jeff Brohm.

The Boilermakers compete in the Big Ten Conference as a member of the West Division.[2] Purdue had most recently been a part of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten,[3] but moved to the West Division in 2014 due to conference expansion.

With a 608–560–48 record at the conclusion of the 2017 season, Purdue has the 48th-most victories among NCAA FBS programs.[4] Purdue was originally classified as a Major College school in the 1937 season until 1972. Purdue received Division I classification in 1973, becoming a Division I-A program from 1978 to 2006 and an FBS program from 2006 to the present.[5] The Boilermakers have registered 64 winning seasons in their history, with 19 of those seasons resulting in eight victories or more, 10 seasons resulting in at least nine wins, and one season with ten victories or more.[6] Of those successful campaigns, Purdue has produced five unbeaten seasons in its history, going 4–0 in 1891, 8–0 in 1892, 8–0 in 1929, 7–0–1 in 1932 and 9–0 in 1943.[6] The Boilermakers have won a total of 12 conference championships in their history; eight Big Ten Conference titles and four Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles.

RivalriesEdit

Purdue's major rival has always been Indiana University, with whom they play for the Old Oaken Bucket, but during the Joe Tiller era the rivalry with Notre Dame in football has become the most heated and most competitive with Joe Tiller led teams going 5-7 vs. Notre Dame. Danny Hope picked up the Shillelagh Trophy with a 24-21 loss in his first season as head coach. In addition, Purdue has a long-standing rivalry with Illinois, with whom they play for the Purdue Cannon trophy.

Due to having an odd number of teams from 1993 to 2010, the Big Ten utilized a rotating system of conference games. Every school was designated two official rivals, whom they played every year. The official rivals for Purdue were Indiana and Northwestern. However, after the expansion of the Big Ten to 12 schools, Purdue and Northwestern were placed into separate conference divisions and no longer played each other on an annual basis. Beginning in 2011, Purdue's new designated cross-division rival will be Iowa. This matchup has been mocked by fans of both teams. The other cross-divisional rivalries set up by the Big Ten had some history or a trophy behind the pairing, but Purdue and Iowa were left over. The respective SB Nation blogs of Hammer & Rails and Black Heart Gold Pants have since celebrated this rivalry between the two schools with the tongue-in-cheek reference to each other as "Our Most Hated Rivals" or simple "OMHR"

IllinoisEdit

The series with Illinois is tied 44–44–6 through the 2018 season.[7]

IndianaEdit

Purdue leads the series with Indiana Hoosiers 74–41–6 through the 2018 season.[8]

Notre DameEdit

Notre Dame leads the series 56–26–2 through the 2017 season.[9]

Cradle of QuarterbacksEdit

Purdue's football program has long been known for its proliffic passing quarterbacks, ranging from players who have set School, Big Ten & NCAA records, to being named All-Americans and finalist for national awards, to being elected into the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames.[10] This great tradition has led to the school being nicknamed the "Cradle of Quarterbacks". When Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV, Purdue became just the second college in history to produce 3 different Super Bowl winning quarterbacks.[10][11]

SeasonsEdit

2020s Edit

Season Coach Record
2021
2020

2010s Edit

Season Coach Record
2019 Jeff Brohm
2018 Jeff Brohm 6-7
2017 Jeff Brohm 7-6
2016 Darrell Hazell; Gerad Parker 3-9
2015 Darrell Hazell 2-10
2014 Darrell Hazell 3-9
2013 Darrell Hazell 1-11
2012 Danny Hope 6-7
2011 Danny Hope 7-6
2010 Danny Hope 4-8

2000s Edit

Season Coach Record
2009 Danny Hope 5-7
2008 Joe Tiller 4-8
2007 Joe Tiller 8-5
2006 Joe Tiller 8-6
2005 Joe Tiller 5-6
2004 Joe Tiller 7-5
2003 Joe Tiller 9-4
2002 Joe Tiller 7-6
2001 Joe Tiller 6-6
2000 Joe Tiller 8-4

1990s Edit

Season Coach Record
1999 Joe Tiller 7-5
1998 Joe Tiller 9-4
1997 Joe Tiller 9-3
1996 Jim Colletto 3-8
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

Logos/Uniforms Edit

Gallery Edit

Notable Alumni Edit

References Edit

  1. Ross–Ade Stadium. www.purduesports.com. Purdue University Athletic Department. Retrieved on April 5, 2013.
  2. Report: Purdue to be placed in West Division when Big Ten realigns in 2014. www.jconline.com. Gannett (April 19, 2013). Retrieved on April 23, 2013.
  3. Legends and Leaders Divisions. www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference (December 13, 2010). Retrieved on April 23, 2013.
  4. 2018 Football Bowl Subdivision Records - All-Time Team Won-Loss Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved on August 28, 2018.
  5. DeLassus, David. Purdue Historical Data. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on April 15, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 PU Season-by-Season. USA Today Digital Sports Properties. Retrieved on April 17, 2013.
  7. http://www.winsipedia.com/purdue/vs/illinois
  8. http://www.winsipedia.com/purdue/vs/indiana
  9. http://www.winsipedia.com/purdue/vs/notre-dame
  10. 10.0 10.1 Cradle Of Quarterbacks. www.purduesports.com. Purdue University Athletic Department. Retrieved on April 18, 2013.
  11. "AL HAMNIK: Purdue QB greats love rocking that cradle", The Times of Northwest Indiana, June 23, 2010. 

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