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1937 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 1937 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1937 college football season. The Panthers were crowned national champions by the final AP Poll which was released in late November and by almost all NCAA-designated major selectors.[1] Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East. An invitation to the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day was declined.

1937 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
National champion
Eastern champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 1
1937 record9–0–1
Head coachJock Sutherland (14th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         9 0 1
No. 3 Fordham         7 0 1
No. 6 Villanova         8 0 1
No. 7 Dartmouth         7 0 2
No. 9 (tie) Santa Clara         9 0 0
No. 14 Holy Cross         8 0 2
Hardin–Simmons         8 0 1
No. 12 Yale         6 1 1
Army         7 2 0
No. 9 (tie) Notre Dame         6 2 1
Penn State         5 3 0
Boston College         4 4 1
Navy         4 4 1
Rankings from AP Poll

For the third consecutive year, Pitt and Fordham played to a scoreless tie.[2] The first AP poll was released a few days later, with Pitt third and Fordham ninth; the Rams finished the season ranked third at 7–0–1.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24Ohio WesleyanW 59–0
October 2at West VirginiaW 20–0
October 9Duquesne
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 6–0
October 16at FordhamT 0–0
October 23No. 16 WisconsinNo. 3
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 21–0
October 30Carnegie TechNo. 2
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 25–14
November 6at No. 12 Notre DameNo. 3W 21–6
November 13No. 11 NebraskaNo. 1
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 13–7
November 20Penn StateNo. 1
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 28–7
November 27at No. 18 DukeNo. 1W 10–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team photoEdit

 
The 1937 undefeated National Championship Pitt team. Members included in the picture are:
Horton, Yocos, Kapurka, Soroka, Shea, Fleming, Herlinger, Shord, Stapulis, Goodell, Cassiano, Dalle Tezze, Goldberg
Barr, Kish, Daddio, Urban, Curry, Peace, Schmidt, Raskowski, Morrow, Klein, C. Cambal, Richards, Patrick, Shaw, Grossman
Musulin, Walton, Michelosen, Adams, Lezouski, Stebbins, Asavitch, Merkovsky, Hensley, Souchak, Delich, Miller, Etze, Sutherland
Petro, Farkas, J. Cambal, Corace, Chickerneo, Naric, Holt, Spotovich, Hafer, Dannies, Fullerton, Berger, Jackman, Kristufek, Dickinson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. p. 112. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Chester L. (October 17, 1937). "Pitt-Fordham in third scoreless tie". Pittsburgh Press. p. 1, sports.

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