1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team
|1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football|
Rose Bowl Champions
|Head coach||Jock Sutherland|
|Home stadium||Pitt Stadium|
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. Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East.
|September 26||Ohio Wesleyan||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 53–0|
|October 3||West Virginia||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl)||W 34-0|
|October 10||at Ohio State||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH||W 6-0|
|October 17||Duquesne||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||L 0-7|
|October 24||Notre Dame||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 26-0|
|October 31||at Fordham||Polo Grounds • New York, NY||T 0-0|
|November 7||Penn State||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry)||W 34-7|
|November 14||at Nebraska||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE||W 19-6|
|November 26||Carnegie Tech||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 31-14|
|January 1, 1937||vs. Washington||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)||W 21-0|
he 1936 team was selected or recognized as National Champions by multiple selectors which are recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) in the official NCAA football records book, by College Football Data Warehouse, and according to a Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:
- 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.
Team players drafted into the NFL
|Averell Daniell||Tackle||2||19||Green Bay Packers|
|Bobby LaRue||Back||3||30||Los Angeles Rams|
|Bill Glassford||Guard||4||37||Detroit Lions|
- College Football Data Warehouse, Yearly National Championship Selections, accessdate=2009-01-29
- 2012 NCAA Football Records. The National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2012. pp. 69–72. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
- "1936 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
- Jenkins, Dan (September 11, 1967). "This Year The Fight Will Be In The Open". Sports Illustrated (Chicago, IL: Time, Inc.) 27 (11): 30–33. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
- Borghetti, E.J.; Nestor, Mendy; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2008). 2008 Pitt Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 156. Retrieved 2010-07-07.