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2014 Purdue Boilermakers football team

The 2014 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Boilermakers played in the new West Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Ross–Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. The team was led by head coach Darrell Hazell, who was in his second season at Purdue. Purdue finished the season with a record of 3–9, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in last place in the West Division. This marked the first time since 1993 that Purdue finished with the worst record in the Big Ten in back-to-back seasons.

2014 Purdue Boilermakers football
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionWest Division
2014 record3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachDarrell Hazell (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Shoop (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style/Single back
Defensive coordinatorGreg Hudson (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainJustin Sinz (5th year)
CaptainRobert Kugler (4th year)
CaptainRyan Russell (5th year)
CaptainSean Robinson (5th year)
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
(Capacity: 57,236)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 1 Ohio State x$#^   8 0         14 1  
No. 5-t Michigan State   7 1         11 2  
Maryland   4 4         7 6  
Rutgers   3 5         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         5 7  
Penn State   2 6         7 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
West Division
No. 13 Wisconsin x   7 1         11 3  
Minnesota   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   3 5         6 7  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PreseasonEdit

The 2013 team compiled a 1–11 record under first-year head coach Darrell Hazell.

Hazell announced that the quarterback position was an open battle prior to spring practice, notably including sophomore Danny Etling, red-shirt sophomore Austin Appleby and true freshman David Blough.[1] On August 18, 2014, Hazell named Etling the starting quarterback.[2]

Transfers inEdit

Ian MacDougall transferred from Wabash College to pursue his master's degree and placekick.[3]

Parker Flynn, a former Arizona State walk-on kicker, transferred to Purdue.[4]

Transfers outEdit

In January, linebacker Armstead Williams transferred to Duquesne.[5]

Tight End, Ryan Morris transferred to Villanova.[6]

In May, running back Dalyn Dawkins transferred from Purdue to Colorado State.[7]

In July, linebacker Ruben Ibarra transferred to Arizona State.[8]

Quarterback Erich Berzinskas and wide receiver Aloyis Gray transferred to Arizona Western College.[9]

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

Purdue's recruiting class was ranked No. 68 by Scout No. 72 by Rivals and No. 69 by ESPN.[10][11][12] The program received 18 letters of intent on National Signing Day, February 5, 2013.[13] Almost 3 weeks after NSD, Purdue signed David Hedelin, a junior college transfer, who had to sit out the first 3 games of the season due to playing professionally in Sweden for 2 seasons.[14] Kicker Austin McGehee enrolled at Purdue, but transferred in late July to Arkansas State.[15] Also in late July, Darrell Hazell announced that Juan Jenkins would not likely make it to campus due to academic issues.[16]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kirk Barron
C
Mishawaka, Indiana Marian H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 294 lb (133 kg) 5.1 Jun 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Ja'Whaun Bentley
LB
Glenarden, Maryland DeMatha H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.7 Dec 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
David Blough
QB
Carrollton, Texas Creekview H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 4.6 Jun 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Tim Cason
DB
Clarkston, Michigan Clarkston H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) - Oct 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Corey Clements
OT
Birmingham, Alabama Mesa C.C. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 330 lb (150 kg) - Feb 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Will Colmery
DE
Western Spring, Illinois Nazareth Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 248 lb (112 kg) - Nov 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Cedric Dale
CB/RB
Dallas, Texas Hebron H.S. 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 167 lb (76 kg) 4.4 Mar 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Trae Hart
WR
Mesquite, Texas First Baptist Academy of Dallas 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 154 lb (70 kg) 4.4 May 4, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
David Heledin
OT
Stockholm, Sweden City College of San Francisco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 285 lb (129 kg) 4.9 Feb 27, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Cole Herdman
TE
Leesburg, Virginia Flint Hill H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) - Dec 16, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Juan Jenkins
S
Gainesville, Florida Gainesville H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) - Dec 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Keiwan Jones
DT
Ocala, Florida Dunnellon H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 251 lb (114 kg) - Dec 9, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dexter Knox
RB
Fairburn, Georgia Creekside H.S. 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 200 lb (91 kg) - Dec 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Austin McGehee
K
Pine Bluff, Arkansas Pine Bluff H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.7 Jun 28, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Martesse Patterson
OL
Columbus, Ohio Marion-Franklin H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 310 lb (140 kg) - Dec 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Gregory Phillips
WR
Lithonia, Georgia Arabia Mountain H.S. 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) - May 31, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Brandon Roberts
CB
Naylor, Georgia Lowndes H.S. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) - Dec 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Gelen Robinson
DE
Schererville, Indiana Lake Central H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 231 lb (105 kg) - Jul 8, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Bearooz Yacoobi
OT
Dearborn, Michigan Dearborn H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 260 lb (120 kg) - Jan 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 68   Rivals: 72  247Sports: 69  ESPN: 69
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Purdue Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  • "2014 Purdue Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3012:00 PMWestern Michigan*ESPNUW 43–3437,031
September 612:00 PMCentral Michigan*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNewsL 17–3836,410
September 137:30 PMvs. No. 11 Notre Dame*NBCL 14–3056,832
September 2012:00 PMNo. 16 (FCS) Southern Illinois*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
BTNW 35–1331,434
September 2712:00 PMIowa 
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
BTNL 10–2436,603
October 412:00 PMat IllinoisESPN2W 38–2745,046
October 113:30 PMNo. 8 Michigan State
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ABC/ESPN2L 31–4540,217
October 1812:00 PMat MinnesotaBTNL 38–3951,241
November 13:30 PMat No. 17 NebraskaABC/ESPN2L 14–3591,107
November 812:00 PMNo. 25 Wisconsin
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUL 16–3435,068
November 2212:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
ESPNUL 14–3830,117
November 2912:00 PMat IndianaBTNL 16–2340,079
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source: [17]

Game summariesEdit

vs. Western MichiganEdit

Western Michigan at Purdue
1 234Total
Broncos 7 7146 34
Boilermakers 7 16146 43
  • Date: August 30
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Game start: 12:01 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:44
  • Game attendance: 37,031
  • Game weather: 77, Partly Cloudy, SSW 12 MPH
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • Television network: ESPNU
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
3–0 December 27, 2011 Purdue, 37–32

vs. Central MichiganEdit

Central Michigan at Purdue
1 234Total
Chippewas 14 7710 38
Boilermakers 7 737 24
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: Ross–Ade Stadium
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Game start: 12:01 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 36,410
  • Game weather: 65, Mostly Cloudy, NW 6 MPH
  • Referee: Greg Blun
  • Television network: ESPNews
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
5–0 September 20, 2008 Purdue, 32–25

Depth chartEdit

Starters and backups against for the final game of the season.[20]

RosterEdit

2014 Purdue Boilermakers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Akeem Hunt Sr
TE 3 Carlos Carvajal   So
RB 4 Keith Byers II   Fr
QB 5 Danny Etling So
WR 6 Myles Norwood   Fr
WR 7 DeAngelo Yancey So
RB 8 Raheem Mostert Sr
WR 9 Dan Monteroso So
TE 10 Matt Burke   Fr
QB 11 David Blough Fr
QB 12 Austin Appleby   So
WR 13 Gregory Phillips Fr
WR 14 Bilal Marshall   So
WR 15 Trae Hart Fr
TE 17 Charles Torwudzo   Sr
WR 18 Camerson Posey   So
QB 19 Mathew Monserez Fr
TE 21 Dolapo McCarthy   Sr
WR 21 Cedric Dale Fr
TE 22 Jonathan Curry   So
RB 23 Keyante Green   Fr
RB 25 Brandon Cottom Sr
RB 27 D. J. Knox Fr
RB 28 David Yancey   Fr
WR 33 Danny Anthrop Jr
TE 43 Jacob Anderson   Fr
RB 45 Lane Beeler Fr
OL 51 Bearooz Yacoobi Fr
OG/C 53 Kirk Barron Fr
OT 54 Jack DeBoef   Sr
C 57 Robert Kugler (C)   Jr
OL 62 Wade Fisher Fr
OL 64 Dakota Jelinek Fr
OL 66 Cameron Cermin   So
OL 67 Eric Swingler Fr
OL 70 Jordan Roos   So
OL 71 Corey Clements Jr
OL 72 Jason King   So
OL 73 J. J. Prince   So
OL 74 Martesse Patterson Fr
OT 75 David Heledin Jr
OL 76 Jason Tretter   Fr
OL 77 Joey Warburg   So
OL 78 Colton Bahamonde Fr
WR 80 Alex Egurbide Fr
WR 81 Keenan Schon   Fr
WR 82 Alex Hilger Fr
WR 83 B. J. Knauf   So
TE 84 Justin Sinz (C)   Sr
TE 85 Jordan Jurasevich   Fr
TE 86 Gabe Holmes   Sr
WR 87 Shane Mikesky   Jr
TE 88 Cole Herdman Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Brandon Roberts Fr
CB 2 Da'Wan Hunte   Fr
DB 3 Leroy Clark So
DB 4 Taylor Richards Sr
S 5 Austin Logan So
S 7 Robert Gregory   So
CB 8 Tim Cason Fr
DB 9 Anthony Brown Jr
LB 10 Sean Robinson (C)   Sr
DE 11 Antoine Miles   Fr
LB 13 Gelen Robinson Fr
DT 14 Ra'Zahn Howard So
LB 16 Garret Hudson   Fr
S 17 Kyle Marzec Jr
LB 19 Dezwan Polk-Campbell   Fr
LB 20 Johnny Thompson   Fr
CB 23 Antoine Lewis   Sr
DB 24 Frankie Williams   Jr
DB 25 Phil Taylor Jr
SO 27 Evan Feichter   So
LB 29 Jimmy Herman   So
LB 32 Evan Pulliam   So
S 34 Sean Lydster Fr
LB 35 Ja'Whaun Bentley Fr
LB 36 Danny Ezechukwu   Fr
LB 39 Joe Gilliam   Sr
LB 40 Collin Link   Sr
S 41 Jacob Theineman Fr
LB 42 Andy James Garcia   So
S 44 Landon Feichter   Sr
DB 46 Race Johnson   Fr
DT 50 Keiwan Jones Fr
DE 51 John Strauser   Fr
DT 52 Johnny Daniels   Fr
DE 54 Jake Replogle So
DE 55 Ryan DeBusk So
DE 59 Langston Newton So
DE 89 Jalani Phillips Sr
DE 90 Will Colmery Fr
DE 91 Conor Sweeney Fr
DT 92 Ryan Watson Jr
DE 95 Evan Panfil So
DT 97 Michael Rouse III   Jr
DE 98 Will Schott   So
DE 99 Ryan Russell (C)   Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 26 Ian MacDougall Sr
K 30 Thomas Meadows Jr
P 31 Parker Flynn Sr
K 37 Paul Griggs Jr
LS 50 Jesse Schmitt   Sr
LS 69 John Bednar   So
LS 94 Grant Ellington Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Greg Hudson (Defensive Coordinator)
  • John Shoop (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Jim Bridge (Offensive Line)
  • Rubin Carter (Defensive Line)
  • Marcus Freeman (Linebackers)
  • Taver Johnson (Defensive Backs)
  • Gerad Parker (Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Kevin Sherman (Wide Receivers)
  • Jafar Williams (Running Backs)
  • Logan Link (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Brian Mason (Defensive Graduate Assistant)
  • John Nussman (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Camden Wentz (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Doug Boersma (Director of Sports Medicine)
  • Duane Carlisle (Director of Sports Performance)
  • Doug Davis (Senior Associate Director of Sports Performance)
  • Casey Nuss (High School Relations Director)
  • Mike Waugh (Director of Player Personnel)[21][22]

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

Roster
Last update: December 5, 2014

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ Carmin, Mike (July 24, 2014). "Purdue Safety Taylor Richards Suspended Two Games". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  17. ^ "2014 Purdue Boilermakers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  18. ^ "W Michigan 34, Purdue 43". ESPN. August 30, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  19. ^ "C Michigan 38 Purdue 17". ESPN. September 6, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  20. ^ "Depth Chart (Indiana)" (PDF). Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "2013 Purdue Football Coaching Staff". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  22. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers 2013 roster". Purdue University Department of Athletics. Retrieved June 17, 2013.

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