Purdue Boilermakers Football Trivia: Quiz

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Purdue Boilermakers football trivia: quiz. This football team is based in West Lafayette, Indiana at Purdue University. James Phelan is considered to be the coach who helped lead them to what is still not their only big ten championships. What do you know about some of the best players for the team and some of their most memorable games? This quiz will help you review your understanding. Do give it a shot and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Brian Hare, Taylor Stubblefield, and Dorien Bryant played what football position at Purdue in 2004?

    • A.

      Wide Receiver

    • B.

      Cornerback

    • C.

      Offensive Tackle

    • D.

      Linebacker

    Correct Answer
    A. Wide Receiver
    Explanation
    Brian Hare, Taylor Stubblefield, and Dorien Bryant played the football position of Wide Receiver at Purdue in 2004.

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  • 2. 

    Purdue's 2000 starting quarterback Drew Brees was drafted by whom in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      New Orleans Saints

    • B.

      San Diego Chargers

    • C.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • D.

      Carolina Panthers

    Correct Answer
    B. San Diego Chargers
    Explanation
    Drew Brees, Purdue's starting quarterback in 2000, was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

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  • 3. 

    The Purdue Boilermakers football team was defeated how many times in 2001?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Zero

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    In 2001, the Purdue Boilermakers football team was defeated three times.

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  • 4. 

    Which running back scored eight rushing TDs to lead the Purdue Boilermakers in 2000?

    • A.

      Montrell Lowe

    • B.

      Sedrick Brown

    • C.

      Steve Ennis

    • D.

      Joey Harris

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve Ennis
    Explanation
    Steve Ennis is the correct answer because he scored eight rushing touchdowns to lead the Purdue Boilermakers in 2000.

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  • 5. 

    Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter started how many games in 2008?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Nine
    Explanation
    In 2008, Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter started nine games.

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  • 6. 

    What Pac-10 team recorded 306 yards of rushing against Purdue in 2008?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Arizona State

    • C.

      Oregon State

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    A. Oregon
    Explanation
    In 2008, the Pac-10 team that recorded 306 yards of rushing against Purdue was Oregon.

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  • 7. 

    Running back Kory Sheets set the Purdue single-season record in 2008 with how many rushing TDs?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    In 2008, running back Kory Sheets set the Purdue single-season record with 16 rushing touchdowns. This means that throughout the season, Sheets was able to score 16 touchdowns by running the ball into the end zone. This achievement demonstrates Sheets' skill and effectiveness as a running back, as well as his ability to contribute to his team's success in scoring points.

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  • 8. 

    Quarterback Justin Siller passed for how many TDs in his start for Purdue in 2008 vs. Michigan?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    In his start for Purdue in 2008 against Michigan, quarterback Justin Siller passed for three touchdowns.

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  • 9. 

    When he retired in 2008, head coach Joe Tiller had how many wins at Purdue in 12 seasons?

    • A.

      71

    • B.

      87

    • C.

      93

    • D.

      85

    Correct Answer
    B. 87
    Explanation
    Joe Tiller had 87 wins at Purdue in 12 seasons.

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  • 10. 

    What offensive player-led Purdue in 2008 with 69 receptions?

    • A.

      Kory Sheets

    • B.

      Desmond Tardy

    • C.

      Keith Smith

    • D.

      Greg Orton

    Correct Answer
    D. Greg Orton
    Explanation
    Greg Orton led Purdue in 2008 with 69 receptions.

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  • 11. 

    On how many punt returns did Purdue's 2008 opponents score touchdowns?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    In 2008, Purdue's opponents scored touchdowns on three punt returns. This suggests that Purdue's special teams may have struggled in preventing opponents from scoring on punt returns. It also indicates that opponents were able to exploit weaknesses in Purdue's punt coverage and find success in returning punts for touchdowns. This could have had a significant impact on the outcome of games, as punt return touchdowns can quickly swing momentum and change the course of a match.

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  • 12. 

    Purdue lost 17-6 to which Big Ten team during their 2008 homecoming football game?

    • A.

      Minnesota

    • B.

      Northwestern

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Penn State

    Correct Answer
    A. Minnesota
    Explanation
    Purdue lost 17-6 to Minnesota during their 2008 homecoming football game.

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  • 13. 

    Purdue running back Kory Sheets was a candidate for what award prior to the 2008 season?

    • A.

      Walter Camp Award

    • B.

      Doak Walker Award

    • C.

      Heisman Trophy

    • D.

      AP Player Of The Year

    Correct Answer
    B. Doak Walker Award
    Explanation
    Kory Sheets, the Purdue running back, was a candidate for the Doak Walker Award prior to the 2008 season. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the top running back in college football. This award recognizes the player's exceptional skills, performance, and contribution to the team as a running back. Being a candidate for this award indicates that Sheets was considered one of the best running backs in the country during that season.

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  • 14. 

    How many opponents ran for more than 200 yards in 2008 against Purdue?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    B. Four
    Explanation
    In 2008, four opponents ran for more than 200 yards against Purdue. This suggests that Purdue's defense was not able to effectively stop the running game of these opponents, allowing them to gain significant yardage on the ground. This could have been due to various factors such as poor tackling, lack of defensive strategy, or strong running backs on the opposing teams. Nonetheless, the fact that four opponents were able to achieve this feat highlights a weakness in Purdue's defense during that season.

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  • 15. 

    How many of Purdue's four football victories in 2008 were road wins?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Zero

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    B. Zero
    Explanation
    In 2008, Purdue's football team did not win any games on the road. Therefore, the correct answer is "Zero."

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