1937 Saint Louis Billikens football team

The 1937 Saint Louis Billikens football team was an American football team that represented Saint Louis University as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1937 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach Cecil Muellerleile, the team compiled a 7–2–1 record (2–1 against MVC opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 140 to 62.[1][2] The team played its home games at Walsh Stadium in St. Louis.

1937 Saint Louis Billikens football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Record7–2–1 (2–1 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumWalsh Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulsa $ 3 0 0 6 2 2
Drake 4 1 0 8 2 0
Saint Louis 2 1 0 7 2 1
Oklahoma A&M 2 2 0 4 6 0
Washington University 2 2 0 4 6 0
Grinnell 1 3 0 2 6 1
Creighton 1 3 0 2 7 0
Washburn 0 3 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Schedule edit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24James Millikin*
W 37–0< 2,000
October 1Missouri Mines*
  • Walsh Stadium
  • St. Louis, MO
W 32–68,245
October 9at Ole Miss*
L 0–214,500[3]
October 15at South Dakota*
  • Walsh Stadium
  • St. Louis, MO
W 9–06,742
October 23Catholic University*
  • Walsh Stadium
  • St. Louis, MO
W 7–24,494[4]
October 29at DePaul*
  • Walsh Stadium
  • St. Louis, MO
T 7–79,743[5]
November 6Missouri*
  • Walsh Stadium
  • St. Louis, MO
W 14–711,423
November 13at CreightonW 7–65,000
November 20at GrinnellGrinnell, IAW 27–7
November 252:00 p.m.at Washington University
L 0–616,247[6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Valley Chase Won By Tulsa With Drake 2D". Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, Iowa. November 29, 1937. p. 10. Retrieved November 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com  .
  2. ^ "1937 Saint Louis Billikens Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mississippi U. holds Billikens first loss of season, 21 to 0". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 10, 1937. Retrieved September 29, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Billikens beat Catholic U. on Harris' long run, 7 to 2". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 24, 1937. Retrieved February 17, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ James M. Gould (October 30, 1937). "Billikens, Outrushed More Than 3 To 1, Tie DePaul". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 2B – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Burnes, Robert L. (November 25, 1937). "Bills Favored In Annual Grid Classic Today". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. St. Louis, Missouri. p. 1F. Retrieved June 30, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ Tietjen, W. Vernon (November 26, 1937). "Bears Play As Team That Would Not Be Beaten To Upset Billikens". St. Louis Star-Times. St. Louis, Missouri. p. 24. Retrieved June 30, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .