1937 California Golden Bears football team
|1937 California Golden Bears football|
Rose Bowl Champions
Pacific Coast Conference Championship
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1937 record||10–0–1 (6–0–1 PCC)|
|Head coach||Stub Allison|
|Offensive scheme||Single-wing formation|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1937 PCC football standings|
|#2 California †||6||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
|† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1937 California Golden Bears football team, nicknamed the "Thunder Team", represented the University of California, Berkeley in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) intercollegiate competition. They were led by third-year head coach Leonard "Stub" Allison. The Bears compiled a 10–0–1 record, outscored their opponents 214–33, and recorded seven defensive shutouts. The Bears received a berth in the 1938 Rose Bowl where they defeated Alabama.
|September 25, 1937||Saint Mary's||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 30–7|
|October 2, 1937||Oregon State||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 24–6|
|October 9, 1937||Washington State||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 27–0|
|October 16, 1937||Pacific||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 20–0|
|October 16, 1937||UC Davis||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 14–0|
|October 23, 1937||Southern California||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 20–6|
|October 30, 1937||at UCLA||Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California||W 27–14|
|November 6, 1937||Washington||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||T 0–0|
|November 13, 1937||at Oregon||Multnomah Stadium • Portland, Oregon||W 26–0|
|November 20, 1937||at Stanford||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California||W 13–0|
|January 1, 1938||vs. Alabama||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (1938 Rose Bowl)||W 13–0|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
Team Players in the NFL
The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.
|Sam Chapman||Back||3||24||Washington Redskins|
|John Meek||Back||4||27||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Bob Herwig||Center||4||30||Chicago Cardinals|
|Perry Schwartz||End||6||43||Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)|
- California Historical Data, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 19, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186–188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
- Cal's 1937 'Thunder Team' rumbled to Roses, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2004.
- Cal Football Legend Vic Bottari Dead at 86 , University of California, Berkeley, January 7, 2003.
- Thunder Team, Time, November 29, 1937.
- The Rivalry, University of California, Berkeley.
- Just Your Average Legend, California Magazine, University of California, Berkeley, November 2002.