1937 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1937 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1937 record 5–2–1
Head coach Ossie Solem (1st season)
Captain Walter Rekstis & Parker Webster[1]
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
← 1936
1938 →

The 1937 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1937 college football season. The Orangemen were led by first-year head coach Ossie Solem and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. On October 18, Syracuse made its first ever appearance in the AP Poll, which was in its second year of operation. The team was ranked 17th in the first poll of the season, but dropped from the poll after a loss to Maryland.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 1 Clarkson Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 26–6   16,000
October 9 St. Lawrence Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 40–0   15,000
October 16 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 14–6   18,000
October 23 at Maryland No. 17 Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD L 0–13   10,000
October 30 Penn State Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 19–13   18,000
November 6 Western Reserve Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 27–6   17,000
November 13 at Columbia Baker FieldNew York, NY T 6–6   12,000
November 20 Colgate Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 0–7   34,000
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.



  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 146.
  2. ^ "1937 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 1, 2018.