1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
National champion
Eastern champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 21–0 vs. Washington
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 3
1936 record 8–1–1
Head coach Jock Sutherland (13th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Santa Clara         8 1 0
No. 3 Pittsburgh         8 1 1
No. 13 Dartmouth         7 1 1
Boston College         6 1 2
No. 15 Fordham         5 1 2
Holy Cross         7 2 1
No. 8 Notre Dame         6 2 1
No. 18 Navy         6 3 0
Army         6 3 0
Drexel         6 3 0
Penn State         3 5 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1936 college football season. The Panthers won the Rose Bowl and received a share of the national championship.[1] Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 26 Ohio Wesleyan Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 53–0  
October 3 West Virginia Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 34–0  
October 10 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 6–0  
October 17 Duquesne Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 0–7  
October 24 No. 7 Notre Dame No. 9 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 26–0  
October 31 at No. 5 Fordham No. 2 Polo GroundsNew York, NY T 0–0  
November 7 Penn State No. 5 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 34–7  
November 14 at No. 6 Nebraska No. 5 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 19–6  
November 26 Carnegie Tech No. 4 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 31–14  
January 1, 1937 vs. No. 5 Washington No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 21–0  
#Rankings from AP Poll.

National championship[edit]

The 1936 team was selected or recognized as a national champion by multiple selectors which are recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) in the official NCAA football records book,[2] by College Football Data Warehouse,[3] and according to a Sports Illustrated study[4] that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.[5]

The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:[3]

  • 1st-N-Goal
  • Angelo Louisa
  • Boand System*
  • Bob Kirlin
  • College Football Researchers Association*
  • Earl Jessen
  • Esso Gas
  • Houlgate System*
  • Jim Koger
  • Loren Maxwell
  • Patrick Premo

* A "major" selector that was "national scope" according to the official NCAA football records book.[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Averell Daniell Tackle 2 19 Green Bay Packers
Bobby LaRue Back 3 30 Los Angeles Rams
Bill Glassford Guard 4 37 Detroit Lions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, Yearly National Championship Selections, accessdate=2009-01-29 Archived 2010-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b 2012 NCAA Football Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2012. pp. 69–72. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "1936 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jenkins, Dan (September 11, 1967). "This Year The Fight Will Be In The Open". Sports Illustrated. Chicago, IL: Time, Inc. 27 (11): 30–33. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Borghetti, E.J.; Nestor, Mendy; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2008). 2008 Pitt Football Media Guide (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 156. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  6. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1937.htm