1937 California Golden Bears football team
The 1937 California Golden Bears football team, nicknamed the "Thunder Team", represented the University of California, Berkeley in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) intercollegiate competition. They were led by third-year head coach Stub Allison. The Bears compiled a 10–0–1 record, outscored their opponents 214–33, and recorded seven defensive shutouts. The Bears received a berth in the 1938 Rose Bowl where they defeated Alabama.
|1937 California Golden Bears football|
Rose Bowl champion
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1937 record||10–0–1 (6–0–1 PCC)|
|Head coach||Stub Allison|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1937 PCC football standings|
|No. 2 California $||6||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 25||Saint Mary's||W 30–7||–|
|October 2||Oregon State||W 24–6||25,000|
|October 9||Washington State||W 27–0||40,000|
|October 16||Pacific (CA)||W 20–0||–|
|October 16||Cal Aggies||W 14–0||–|
|October 23||USC||W 20–6||73,000|
|October 30||at UCLA||W 27–14||55,000|
|November 6||Washington||T 0–0||18,765|
|November 13||at Oregon||W 26–0||–|
|November 20||at Stanford||W 13–0||–|
|January 1, 1938||vs. Alabama||W 13–0||89,650|
1938 NFL DraftEdit
The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.
|Sam Chapman||Back||3||24||Washington Redskins|
|John Meek||Back||4||27||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Bob Herwig||Center||4||30||Chicago Cardinals|
|Perry Schwartz||End||6||43||Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)|
- California Historical Data, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 19, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186–188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
- "1937 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- "California 2015 Football Information Guide" (PDF). CalBears.com. Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 163. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football (PDF). Oregon State Athletics. p. 165.
- '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
- USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70.
- 2017 Washington Football Information (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. p. 189.
- Cal's 1937 'Thunder Team' rumbled to Roses, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2004.
- Thunder Team, Time, November 29, 1937.
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