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1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football
National Champions
Eastern Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 3
1936 record8–1–1
Head coachJock Sutherland
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →

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.[1] Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East.

Schedule Edit

  • In the Backyard Brawl, Pittsburgh defeated West Virginia by a score of 34-0.
Game Date Opponent Result Panthers points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 26 Ohio Wesleyan Win 53 0 1-0-0
2 Oct. 3 @ West Virginia Win 34 0 2-0-0
3 Oct. 10 Ohio State Win 6 0 3-0-0
4 Oct. 17 Duquesne Loss 0 7 3-1-0
5 Oct. 24 Notre Dame Win 26 0 4-1-0
6 Oct. 31 @ Fordham Tie 0 0 4-1-1
7 Nov. 7 Penn State Win 34 7 5-1-1
8 Nov. 14 @ Nebraska Win 19 6 6-1-1
9 Nov. 26 Carnegie Tech Win 3114 7-1-1
10 Jan. 1 Washington (Rose Bowl) Win 210 8-1-1
[2]

National ChampionshipEdit

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,[3] by College Football Data Warehouse,[4] and according to a Sports Illustrated study[5] that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.[6]

The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:[4]

  • 1st-N-Goal
  • 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.[3]

Team players drafted into in the NFL Edit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Averell Daniell Tackle219 Green Bay Packers
Bobby LaRue Back3 30 Los Angeles Rams
Bill Glassford Guard437 Detroit Lions
[7]

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