1932 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1932 Pittsburgh Panthers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pittsburgh as an independent during the 1932 college football season. In its ninth season under head coach Jock Sutherland, the team compiled an 8–1–2 record, shut out eight of its eleven opponents, suffered its sole loss to USC in the 1933 Rose Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 182 to 60.[1][2] The team played its home games at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh.

1932 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Rose Bowl, L 0-35 vs USC
ConferenceIndependent
1932 record8–1–2
Head coachJock Sutherland (9th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colgate         9 0 0
Brown         7 1 0
Columbia         7 1 1
Pittsburgh         8 1 2
Army         8 2 0
Drexel         5 1 1
Massachusetts State         7 2 0
Villanova         7 2 0
Duquesne         7 2 1
Fordham         6 2 0
Penn         6 2 0
Temple         5 1 2
Tufts         5 1 2
Cornell         5 2 1
Franklin & Marshall         4 2 1
Boston College         4 2 2
La Salle         4 2 2
Harvard         5 3 0
NYU         5 3 0
Manhattan         6 3 2
Carnegie Tech         4 3 2
Syracuse         4 4 1
Princeton         2 2 3
Yale         2 2 3
Penn State         2 5 0

Although there was no AP Poll to determine a national champion in 1932, the Knute K. Rockne Trophy was presented at the end of the season to the team deemed to be the national champion using the Dickinson System, a rating system developed by Frank G. Dickinson, a professor of economics of the University of Illinois. Michigan won the Rockne Trophy. Pittsburgh was ranked third.

Halfback Warren Heller and end Joe Skladany were both consensus first-team selections to the 1932 All-America team.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Ohio NorthernW 47–010,000[4]
October 1at West VirginiaW 40–0[5]
October 8Duquesne
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 33–0[6]
October 15at ArmyW 18–1320,000[7]
October 22Ohio State
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
T 0–030,000[8]
October 29Notre Dame
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 12–060,000[9]
November 5at PennW 19–1270,000[10]
November 12at NebraskaT 0–025,000[11]
November 19Carnegie Tech
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 6–012,000[12]
November 26Stanford
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 7–035,000[13]
January 2, 1933at USCL 0–3583,000[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Record Book Pitt Football 2005" (PDF). University of Pittsburgh. 2005. p. 164. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "1932 Pitt Panthers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 7. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Chester L. Smith (September 25, 1932). "Pitt Beats Ohio Northern In Opener, 47-0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Chester L. Smith (October 2, 1932). "Pitt Crushes W. Va. Under 40-0 Score". The Pittsburgh Press. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ William G. Lytle, Jr. (October 9, 1932). "Crowd Sees Dukes Put Up Game Fight". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Chester L. Smith (October 16, 1932). "Pitt Defeats Army, 18-13, In Close Battle". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ William G. Lytle, Jr. (October 23, 1932). "Pitt-and-Ohio Scoreless Tie Is Thriller". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Chester L. Smith (October 30, 1932). "Pitt Eleven Upsets Notre Dame, 12 To 0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Perry Lewis (November 6, 1932). "70,000 See Pitt Conquer Penn Foe, 19 To 12". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 1S – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Chester L. Smith (November 13, 1932). "Pitt, Nebraska Play 0-0 Tie". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Pitt Defeats Tech In City Game, 6 To 0". The Pittsburgh Press. November 20, 1932. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Chester L. Smith (November 27, 1932). "Pitt Defeats Stanford 7-0 In Last Game". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ Bill Henry (January 3, 1933). "Troy Skins Panther: Pitt Humbled by Trojans, 35-0". Los Angeles Times. pp. 1, 13 – via Newspapers.com.