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Purdue Boilermakers

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana ▪ Colors: Old Gold & Black
Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium (cap. 62,500)
Record*: 123 Years, 582-522-48, .526 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 583-521-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 9-8, .529 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 15 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 237 Weeks (Total)

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123 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 Big Ten Darrell Hazell (0-0)
2 2013 Big Ten 1 11 0 .083 -9.66 7.76 Darrell Hazell (0-0)
3 2012 Big Ten 6 7 0 .462 -1.58 0.96 Danny Hope (6-6)
Patrick Higgins (0-1)
Heart of Dallas Bowl-L
4 2011 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 -0.76 0.01 Danny Hope (7-6) Little Caesars Bowl-W
5 2010 Big Ten 4 8 0 .333 -5.18 1.23 Danny Hope (4-8)
6 2009 Big Ten 5 7 0 .417 0.79 1.70 Danny Hope (5-7)
7 2008 Big Ten 4 8 0 .333 -0.54 3.04 Joe Tiller (4-8)
8 2007 Big Ten 8 5 0 .615 4.24 -1.69 23 Joe Tiller (8-5) Motor City Bowl-W
9 2006 Big Ten 8 6 0 .571 -0.61 -0.68 Joe Tiller (8-6) Champs Sports Bowl-L
10 2005 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 7.13 6.68 15 11 Joe Tiller (5-6)
11 2004 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 10.93 4.02 24 5 Joe Tiller (7-5) Sun Bowl-L
12 2003 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 10.79 4.25 19 10 18 Joe Tiller (9-4) Capital One Bowl-L
13 2002 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 7.59 2.44 Joe Tiller (7-6) Sun Bowl-W
14 2001 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 2.95 4.95 17 Joe Tiller (6-6) Sun Bowl-L
15 2000 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 9.26 2.93 14 9 13 Joe Tiller (8-4) Rose Bowl-L
16 1999 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 9.76 5.68 23 11 25 Joe Tiller (7-5) Outback Bowl-L
17 1998 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 14.70 5.40 24 24 Joe Tiller (9-4) Alamo Bowl-W
18 1997 Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 8.49 1.07 15 15 Joe Tiller (9-3) Alamo Bowl-W
19 1996 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -0.09 9.00 Jim Colletto (3-8)
20 1995 Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 9.58 9.86 Jim Colletto (4-6-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Big Ten 4 5 2 .455 4.53 5.98 Jim Colletto (4-5-2) W-L-T adjusted to 5-4-2 by NCAA.
22 1993 Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 -2.72 7.56 Jim Colletto (1-10)
23 1992 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -0.01 3.54 Jim Colletto (4-7)
24 1991 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -0.92 4.36 Jim Colletto (4-7)
25 1990 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 -3.92 7.99 Fred Akers (2-9)
26 1989 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -3.96 4.77 Fred Akers (3-8)
27 1988 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -7.60 2.13 Fred Akers (4-7)
28 1987 Big Ten 3 7 1 .318 -4.41 3.50 Fred Akers (3-7-1)
29 1986 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -6.83 5.44 Leon Burtnett (3-8)
30 1985 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 6.07 6.25 Leon Burtnett (5-6)
31 1984 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 5.34 4.51 14 Leon Burtnett (7-5) Peach Bowl-L
32 1983 Big Ten 3 7 1 .318 -0.53 6.56 Leon Burtnett (3-7-1)
33 1982 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -2.57 6.43 Leon Burtnett (3-8)
34 1981 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4.63 5.08 Jim Young (5-6)
35 1980 Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 12.64 5.56 9 9 17 Jim Young (9-3) Liberty Bowl-W
36 1979 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 12.38 6.30 6 5 10 Jim Young (10-2) Bluebonnet Bowl-W
37 1978 Big Ten 9 2 1 .792 13.08 3.25 12 13 Jim Young (9-2-1) Peach Bowl-W
38 1977 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 4.69 4.69 Jim Young (5-6)
39 1976 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 5.63 8.45 Alex Agase (5-6)
40 1975 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 1.38 7.93 Alex Agase (4-7)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 5.57 7.38 Alex Agase (4-6-1)
42 1973 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 7.85 9.03 Alex Agase (5-6)
43 1972 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 11.78 5.24 18 18 Bob DeMoss (6-5)
44 1971 Big Ten 3 7 0 .300 3.49 6.29 17 Bob DeMoss (3-7)
45 1970 Big Ten 4 6 0 .400 8.94 11.34 Bob DeMoss (4-6)
46 1969 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 17.72 8.22 18 8 18 Jack Mollenkopf (8-2)
47 1968 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 17.69 7.59 1 1 10 Jack Mollenkopf (8-2)
48 1967 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 18.30 7.00 2 9 Jack Mollenkopf (8-2)
49 1966 Big Ten 9 2 0 .818 16.07 5.97 8 7 7 Jack Mollenkopf (9-2) Rose Bowl-W
50 1965 Big Ten 7 2 1 .750 17.13 9.93 9 2 Jack Mollenkopf (7-2-1)
51 1964 Big Ten 6 3 0 .667 15.29 11.84 10 Jack Mollenkopf (6-3)
52 1963 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 8.15 10.60 Jack Mollenkopf (5-4)
53 1962 Big Ten 4 4 1 .500 15.51 10.51 7 7 Jack Mollenkopf (4-4-1)
54 1961 Big Ten 6 3 0 .667 12.35 6.69 7 12 Jack Mollenkopf (6-3)
55 1960 Big Ten 4 4 1 .500 17.66 14.10 7 19 Jack Mollenkopf (4-4-1)
56 1959 Big Ten 5 2 2 .667 13.86 10.19 11 6 Jack Mollenkopf (5-2-2)
57 1958 Big Ten 6 1 2 .778 20.08 11.30 8 13 Jack Mollenkopf (6-1-2)
58 1957 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 13.08 7.41 Jack Mollenkopf (5-4)
59 1956 Big Ten 3 4 2 .444 9.52 8.74 17 Jack Mollenkopf (3-4-2)
60 1955 Big Ten 5 3 1 .611 7.68 6.57 20 17 Stuart Holcomb (5-3-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 Big Ten 5 3 1 .611 16.23 13.45 5 Stuart Holcomb (5-3-1)
62 1953 Big Ten 2 7 0 .222 7.19 15.63 Stuart Holcomb (2-7)
63 1952 Western 4 3 2 .556 15.29 11.73 8 18 Stuart Holcomb (4-3-2)
64 1951 Western 5 4 0 .556 9.60 9.49 Stuart Holcomb (5-4)
65 1950 Western 2 7 0 .222 3.27 9.72 9 Stuart Holcomb (2-7)
66 1949 Western 4 5 0 .444 11.99 14.77 Stuart Holcomb (4-5)
67 1948 Western 3 6 0 .333 6.50 12.28 15 Stuart Holcomb (3-6)
68 1947 Western 5 4 0 .556 14.71 10.71 14 Stuart Holcomb (5-4)
69 1946 Western 2 6 1 .278 2.21 10.88 Cecil Isbell (2-6-1)
70 1945 Western 7 3 0 .700 13.81 7.61 4 Cecil Isbell (7-3)
71 1944 Western 5 5 0 .500 15.44 12.34 7 Cecil Isbell (5-5)
72 1943 Western 9 0 0 1.000 25.45 8.67 2 5 Elmer Burnham (9-0)
73 1942 Western 1 8 0 .111 -4.54 9.35 Elmer Burnham (1-8)
74 1941 Western 2 5 1 .313 4.37 8.99 Mal Elward (2-5-1)
75 1940 Western 2 6 0 .250 6.82 10.07 Mal Elward (2-6)
76 1939 Western 3 3 2 .500 7.41 6.66 Mal Elward (3-3-2)
77 1938 Western 5 1 2 .750 9.81 3.93 Mal Elward (5-1-2)
78 1937 Western 4 3 1 .563 5.55 3.92 Mal Elward (4-3-1)
79 1936 Western 5 2 1 .688 10.70 4.45 5 Noble Kizer (5-2-1)
80 1935 Western 4 4 0 .500 7.35 6.22 Noble Kizer (4-4)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1934 Western 5 3 0 .625 8.78 6.41 Noble Kizer (5-3)
82 1933 Western 6 1 1 .813 13.97 4.97 Noble Kizer (6-1-1)
83 1932 Western 7 0 1 .938 22.87 8.62 Noble Kizer (7-0-1)
84 1931 Western 9 1 0 .900 13.11 0.11 Noble Kizer (9-1)
85 1930 Western 6 2 0 .750 15.63 4.00 Noble Kizer (6-2)
86 1929 Western 8 0 0 1.000 18.16 1.53 James Phelan (8-0)
87 1928 Western 5 2 1 .688 10.04 0.91 James Phelan (5-2-1)
88 1927 Western 6 2 0 .750 12.36 0.48 James Phelan (6-2)
89 1926 Western 5 2 1 .688 7.30 1.93 James Phelan (5-2-1)
90 1925 Western 3 4 1 .438 2.20 -2.81 James Phelan (3-4-1)
91 1924 Western 5 2 0 .714 9.01 -0.71 James Phelan (5-2)
92 1923 Western 2 5 1 .313 -4.40 1.22 James Phelan (2-5-1)
93 1922 Western 1 5 1 .214 -6.10 3.05 James Phelan (1-5-1)
94 1921 Western 1 6 0 .143 -4.66 5.77 William Dietz (1-6)
95 1920 Western 2 5 0 .286 -4.72 4.57 Butch Scanlon (2-5)
96 1919 Western 2 4 1 .357 -1.36 3.21 Butch Scanlon (2-4-1)
97 1918 Western 3 3 0 .500 3.07 5.07 Butch Scanlon (3-3)
98 1917 Western 3 4 0 .429 0.07 3.50 Cleo O'Donnell (3-4)
99 1916 Western 2 4 1 .357 -5.39 -1.96 Cleo O'Donnell (2-4-1)
100 1915 Western 3 3 1 .500 0.74 0.74 Andy Smith (3-3-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
101 1914 Western 5 2 0 .714 8.44 -2.70 Andy Smith (5-2)
102 1913 Western 4 1 2 .714 13.27 0.56 Andy Smith (4-1-2)
103 1912 Western 4 2 1 .643 10.52 2.94 M.H. Horr (4-2-1)
104 1911 Western 3 4 0 .429 -1.87 -2.30 M.H. Horr (3-4)
105 1910 Western 1 5 0 .167 -7.98 0.35 M.H. Horr (1-5)
106 1909 Western 2 5 0 .286 -9.32 -1.90 Frederick Speik (2-5)
107 1908 Western 4 3 0 .571 4.57 -1.01 Frederick Speik (4-3)
108 1907 Western 0 5 0 .000 -14.67 -0.27 L.C. Turner (0-5)
109 1906 Western 0 5 0 .000 -15.87 -1.27 M.E. Witham (0-5)
110 1905 Western 6 1 1 .813 17.73 3.61 A.E. Hernstein (6-1-1)
111 1904 Western 9 3 0 .750 5.02 -2.48 Oliver Cutts (9-3)
112 1903 Western 4 2 0 .667 -0.10 -4.94 Oliver Cutts (4-2)
113 1902 Western 7 2 1 .750 6.47 -2.13 Charles Best (7-2-1)
114 1901 Western 4 4 1 .500 5.11 0.00 D.M. Balliet (4-4-1)
115 1900 Western 4 4 0 .500 2.09 -3.54 Alpha Jamison (4-4)
116 1899 Western 4 4 1 .500 -2.94 -1.83 Alpha Jamison (4-4-1)
117 1898 Western 3 3 0 .500 -5.87 -6.20 Alpha Jamison (3-3)
118 1897 Western 5 3 1 .611 -4.81 -5.59 Bill Church (5-3-1)
119 1896 Western 4 2 1 .643 3.19 -3.53 S.M. Hammond (4-2-1)
120 1895 Ind 4 3 0 .571 3.99 1.85 D.M. Balliet (4-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
121 1894 Ind 8 1 0 .889 10.63 -1.93 D.M. Balliet (9-1)
122 1893 Ind 5 2 1 .688 8.83 -0.54 D.M. Balliet (5-2-1)
123 1892 Ind 8 0 0 1.000 17.47 -4.41 Knowlton Ames (8-0)