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1957 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 1957 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1957 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Jack Mollenkopf, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–4 record, finished in a tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–3 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 178 to 114.[1][2]

1957 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1957 record5–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachJack Mollenkopf (2nd season)
MVPNeil Habig
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
No. 3 Michigan State 5 1 0     8 1 0
No. 6 Iowa 4 1 1     7 1 1
No. 19 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 3 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 4 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Notable players included quarterbacks Bob Spoo and Ross Fichtner and tackle Nick Mumley.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 28Notre Dame*L 0–12
October 5at No. 3 MinnesotaL 17–21
October 12No. 16 Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 14–23
October 19at No. 1 Michigan StateW 20–13
October 26Miami (OH)*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 37–6
November 2at IllinoisW 21–6
November 9at No. 6 Ohio StateL 7–20
November 16Northwestern
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 27–0
November 23at IndianaW 35–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


RosterEdit

1957 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Bob Spoo
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1957 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.