1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team
|1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football|
Rose Bowl champion
|Head coach||Jock Sutherland (13th year)|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|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|
The 1936 team was selected or recognized as a national champion 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 (PDF). 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 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 156. Retrieved 2010-07-07.