1937 California Golden Bears football team

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1937 California Golden Bears football
National Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Pacific Coast Conference Championship
Rose Bowl vs. Alabama, W, 13–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #2
1937 record 10–0–1 (6–0–1 PCC)
Head coach Stub Allison
Offensive scheme Single-wing formation
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 California 6 0 1     10 0 1
Stanford 4 2 1     4 3 2
Washington 4 2 2     7 2 2
Washington State 3 3 2     3 3 3
Idaho 2 2 0     4 3 1
Oregon State 2 3 3     3 3 3
USC 2 3 2     4 4 2
Oregon 2 5 0     4 6 0
UCLA 1 5 1     2 6 1
Montana 0 1 0     7 1 0
† – 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.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25, 1937 Saint Mary's Memorial StadiumBerkeley, 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 ColiseumLos Angeles, California W 27–14  
November 6, 1937 Washington Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California T 0–0  
November 13, 1937 at Oregon Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon W 26–0  
November 20, 1937 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 13–0  
January 1, 1938 vs. Alabama Rose BowlPasadena, California (1938 Rose Bowl) W 13–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
See also: 1938 Rose Bowl

Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
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)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ California Historical Data, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 19, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
  2. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186–188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1938.htm

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