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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.[1][2][3][4]

1937 California Golden Bears football
National champion
PCC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 13–0 vs. Alabama
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1937 record10–0–1 (6–0–1 PCC)
Head coachStub Allison
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 California $ 6 0 1     10 0 1
Stanford 4 2 1     4 3 2
Washington 4 2 2     7 2 2
Washington State 3 3 2     3 3 3
Idaho 2 2 0     4 3 1
Oregon State 2 3 3     3 3 3
USC 2 3 2     4 4 2
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
UCLA 1 5 1     2 6 1
Montana 0 1 0     7 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25Saint Mary'sW 30–7
October 2Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 24–625,000[5]
October 9Washington State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 27–040,000[6]
October 16Pacific (CA)
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 20–0
October 16Cal Aggies
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 14–0
October 23USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 20–673,000[7]
October 30at UCLAW 27–1455,000
November 6Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
T 0–018,765[8]
November 13at OregonW 26–0
November 20at StanfordW 13–0
January 1, 1938vs. AlabamaW 13–089,650

1938 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
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)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ California Historical Data, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 19, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
  2. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186–188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  3. ^ "1937 California Golden Bears Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football (PDF). Oregon State Athletics. p. 165.
  6. ^ '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
  7. ^ USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70.
  8. ^ 2017 Washington Football Information (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. p. 189.
  9. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1938.htm

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