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1937 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 1937 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1937 college football season. The Commodores were led by Ray Morrison, who served in the third season of his second stint, and fourth overall, as head coach. Vanderbilt went 7–2 with losses to Georgia Tech and Alabama. Members of the Southeastern Conference, the Commodores went 4–2 in conference play. They played their five home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee. A hidden ball trick helped Vanderbilt defeat LSU in its first-ever victory over a ranked opponent.[1][2]

1937 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1937 record7–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachRay Morrison (3rd year of 2nd stint; 4th overall season)
CaptainCarl Hinkle
Home stadiumDudley Field
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 6 0 0     9 1 0
No. 8 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
Auburn 4 1 2     6 2 3
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     7 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0     5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 3 1
Florida 3 4 0     4 7 0
Tulane 2 3 1     5 4 1
Georgia 1 2 2     6 3 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 5 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25KentuckyW 12–0
October 2Chicago*
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
W 18–0
October 9at Southwestern*Memphis, TNW 17–6
October 13at SMU*W 6–0
October 23No. 6 LSUNo. 20
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
W 7–6
October 30at Georgia TechNo. 7L 0–14
November 6Sewanee 
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
W 41–0
November 13at TennesseeW 13–7
November 25No. 4 AlabamaNo. 12
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
L 7–9
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.scout.com/college/vanderbilt/story/310898-flashback-hidden-ball-play-beat-lsu-in-1937
  2. ^ http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1937/10/24/page/37/article/vanderbilt-uses-trick-to-end-l-s-u-reign-7-6
  3. ^ "Coaching Records Game by Game: Ray Morrison 1937". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 19, 2011.