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1937 Stanford Indians football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1937 record4–3–2 (4–2–1 PCC)
Head coachTiny Thornhill (5th season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 PCC football standings
v · d · e 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 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1937 college football season. The team was coached by Tiny Thornhill in his fifth season at Stanford and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.[1]

The team had been scheduled to play two games in Hawaii—against a Honolulu town team and the University of Hawaii—in December, but the games were canceled due to steamship schedule changes that meant the team would miss a week and a half of classes in winter quarter.[2][3] Washington replaced Stanford at the last minute for both games.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25* Santa Clara Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 7–13  
October 2 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR L 6–7  
October 9 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 12–7  
October 23 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 13–7  
October 30 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA T 0–0  
November 6 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 7–6  
November 13 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 23–0  
November 20 #2 California Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (43rd Big Game) L 0–13  
November 27* at Columbia Baker Field[4]New York, NY T 0–0  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notesEdit

CaliforniaEdit

The Indians were 4–1–1 in the Pacific Coast Conference entering the Big Game against 5–0–1 California. A head-to-head win over the Bears would almost certainly have given Stanford a bid to the 1938 Rose Bowl.[5] However, the Bears scored two touchdowns in quick succession in an eight-minute stretch of the second quarter and held the Indians scoreless, winning 13–0.[6]

ColumbiaEdit

Stanford faced Columbia for the third time in four years. The Indians had lost to the Lions in the 1934 Rose Bowl and lost in New York the previous season; this year, in what would be the final meeting of the teams, the teams played to a scoreless tie.[7]

ReferencesEdit

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