1937 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1937 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Conference Big Six Conference
1937 record 5-2-2 (3-1-1 Big 6)
Head coach Tom Stidham (1st year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Nebraska $ 3 0 2     6 1 2
Oklahoma 3 1 1     5 2 2
Kansas 2 1 2     3 4 2
Missouri 2 2 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1937 college football season. In their first year under head coach Tom Stidham, the Sooners compiled a 5-2-2 record (3-1-1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Big Six Conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 98 to 39.[1][2]

End Pete Smith received All-America honors in 1937,[3] and four Sooners received all-conference honors: Smith, back Jack Baer, center Mickey Parks, and end Waddy Young.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 7–19   16,000
October 2 Rice* Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 6–0   -
October9 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) T 7–7   -
October 16 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE T 0–0   -
October 23 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 3–6   -
October 30 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 19–0   -
November 6 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 33–7   8,194
November 13 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 7–0   -
November 25 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 16–0   -
*Non-conference game.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1935–1939" (html). College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

Media[edit]

This was the first season that all Sooner football games were radio broadcast over the air. The games were carried by WKY and Walter Cronkite was the announcer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1937 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Walter Cronkite recalled time as OU broadcaster". July 19, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2015.