1937 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1937 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Consensus national champion
Eastern champion
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 1
1937 record 9–0–1
Head coach Jock Sutherland (14th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 (tie) Santa Clara         9 0 0
No. 1 Pittsburgh         9 0 1
No. 6 Villanova         8 0 1
No. 3 Fordham         7 0 1
No. 14 Holy Cross         8 0 2
No. 7 Dartmouth         7 0 2
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

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, released in late November. 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.

For the third consecutive year, Pitt and Fordham played to a scoreless tie,[1] 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 24 Ohio Wesleyan Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 59–0  
October 2 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 20–0  
October 9 Duquesne Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W  6–0  
October 16 at Fordham Polo GroundsNew York, NY T   0–0  
October 23 No. 16 Wisconsin No. 3 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 21–0  
October 30 Carnegie Tech No. 2 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 25–14  
November 6 at No. 12 Notre Dame No. 3 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 21–6  
November 13 No. 11 Nebraska No. 1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 13–7  
November 20 Penn State No. 1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–7  
November 27 at No. 18 Duke No. 1 Duke StadiumDurham, NC W 10–0  
#Rankings from AP Poll.

Team photo[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Chester L. (October 17, 1937). "Pitt-Fordham in third scoreless tie". Pittsburgh Press. p. 1, sports. 

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