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1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1936 college football season.

1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
National champion (Boand, FR, Houlgate)
Eastern champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 21–0 vs. Washington
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 3
1936 record8–1–1
Head coachJock Sutherland (13th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Santa Clara         8 1 0
No. 3 Pittsburgh         8 1 1
No. 13 Dartmouth         7 1 1
Boston College         6 1 2
No. 15 Fordham         5 1 2
Hardin–Simmons         9 2 0
Holy Cross         7 2 1
No. 8 Notre Dame         6 2 1
No. 18 Navy         6 3 0
Army         6 3 0
Drexel         6 3 0
Penn State         3 5 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The Panthers won the Rose Bowl and were selected national champion by Boand, Football Research, and Houlgate.[1][2] Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 26Ohio WesleyanW 53–0
October 3West Virginia
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 34–0
October 10at Ohio StateW 6–0
October 17Duquesne
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
L 0–7
October 24No. 7 Notre DameNo. 9
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 26–0
October 31at No. 5 FordhamNo. 2T 0–0
November 7Penn StateNo. 5
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 34–7
November 14at No. 6 NebraskaNo. 5W 19–6
November 26Carnegie TechNo. 4
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 31–14
January 1, 1937vs. No. 5 WashingtonNo. 3W 21–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

National championshipEdit

The 1936 team was selected or recognized as a national champion by multiple selectors which are recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) in the official NCAA football records book,[3] by College Football Data Warehouse,[4] and according to a Sports Illustrated study[5] that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.[6]

The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:[4]

  • 1st-N-Goal
  • Angelo Louisa
  • Boand System*
  • Bob Kirlin
  • College Football Researchers Association*
  • Earl Jessen
  • Esso Gas
  • Houlgate System*
  • Jim Koger
  • Loren Maxwell
  • Patrick Premo

* A "major" selector that was "national scope" according to the official NCAA football records book.[3]

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Averell Daniell Tackle 2 19 Green Bay Packers
Bobby LaRue Back 3 30 Los Angeles Rams
Bill Glassford Guard 4 37 Detroit Lions

[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. p. 112. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  2. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, Yearly National Championship Selections, accessdate=2009-01-29 Archived February 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b 2012 NCAA Football Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2012. pp. 69–72. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "1936 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Dan (September 11, 1967). "This Year The Fight Will Be In The Open". Sports Illustrated. Chicago, IL: Time, Inc. 27 (11): 30–33. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Borghetti, E.J.; Nestor, Mendy; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2008). 2008 Pitt Football Media Guide (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 156. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  7. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1937.htm