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1932 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 1932 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1932 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third season under head coach Noble Kizer, the Boilermakers compiled a 7–0–1 record, finished as a co-champion in the Big Ten Conference with a 5–0–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 164 to 42.[1][2]

1932 Purdue Boilermakers football
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1932 record7–0–1 (5–0–1 Big Ten)
Head coachNoble Kizer (3rd season)
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan + 6 0 0     8 0 0
#4 Purdue + 5 0 1     7 0 1
#11 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 1 1
#6 Ohio State 2 1 2     4 1 3
Northwestern 2 3 1     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 3 0
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Indiana 1 4 1     3 4 1
Chicago 1 4 0     3 4 1
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

End Paul Moss was a consensus first-team selection on the 1932 All-America team.[3] In addition, fullback Roy Horstmann received first-team honors from the All-America Board, Newspaper Enterprise Association, International News Service, The New York Times, and Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Eight Purdue players received honors on the 1932 All-Big Ten Conference football team: Moss (AP-1; UP-1); Horstmann (AP-1; UP-1); quarterback Paul Pardonner (AP-2); halfbacks Duane Purvis (AP-2, UP-2) and Fred Hecker (UP-2); tackle Dutch Fehring (UP-2); guard John Letsinger (AP-2, UP-2); and center John Oehler (AP-2, UP-1).[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1Kansas State*W 29–13[6]
October 8at MinnesotaW 7–020,000[7]
October 15Wisconsin 
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 7–618,000[8]
October 22at NorthwesternT 7–740,000[9]
October 29at NYU*W 34–9[10]
November 5at ChicagoW 37–018,000[11]
November 12at IowaW 18–0[12]
November 19Indiana
W 25–715,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1930-1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1932 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 7. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Associated Press Names Berry on All-Conference Team". Daily Illini. November 22, 1932. p. 6.
  5. ^ George Kirksey (November 23, 1932). "Big Ten Team Named by U.P. Sports Critic". Berkeley Daily Gazette (UP story). p. 6.
  6. ^ "Indiana and Purdue Win Opening Gridiron Encounters". The Indianapolis Star. October 2, 1932. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Purdue Defeats Gophers, 7-0". The Minneapolis Tribune. October 9, 1932. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ W. Blaine Patton (October 16, 1932). "Purdue Trims Badgers: Pardonner Kicks To 7-6 Triumph Over Wisconsin". The Indianapolis Star. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Wilfrid Smith (October 23, 1932). "Two Minutes To Go: N.U. Pass Ties Purdue, 7-7". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Jimmy Powers (October 30, 1932). "Purdue Plucks Violets, 34-9". New York Daily News. p. 65 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Harvey Woodruff (November 6, 1932). "Purdue's Power Attack Crushes Maroons, 37-0". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Bert McGrane (November 13, 1932). "Boilemakers Romp Over Iowa in Big Ten Contest, 18-0". The Des Moines Register. p. 1S – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ W. Blaine Patton (November 20, 1932). "Boilermakers Drub Indiana, 25-7". The Indianapolis Star. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.