1937 Villanova Wildcats football
APNo. 6
1937 record8–0–1
Head coachMaurice J. "Clipper" Smith (2nd season)
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
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Template:1937 college football independents records The 1937 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova College during the 1937 college football season. The Wildcats were led by second-year head coach Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith and played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova ended the season undefeated with a record of 8–0–1, allowing only one score all year. They ranked 6th in the final AP Poll, the highest finish in Wildcats team history.[1]


October 2[[{{{school}}}|Pennsylvania Military]]W 42–0
October 9Auburn
T 0–0
October 16at ManhattanW 20–0
October 23Bucknell
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 21–0
October 30at No. 18 DetroitNo. 16W 7–0
November 6MarquetteNo. 13
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 25–7
November 13at Boston UniversityNo. 9W 12–0
November 20vs. TempleNo. 10
W 33–0
November 28at Loyola (CA)No. 7W 25–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



  1. "Villanova Wildcats School History".
  2. Nason, Jerry (November 11, 1937). "Unbeaten Villanova Gumshoes to Secret Drill Field, Eluding Even Scribes on Eve of B.U. Clash". Daily Boston Globe: p. 23.
  3. "Villanova Passes Conquer Temple by 33-0 Before Crowd of 35,000 at Philadelphia". New York Times: p. 73. November 21, 1937.
  4. Curtis, Charles (November 29, 1937). "Villanova Beats Lions". Los Angeles Times: p. A11.
  5. "1937 Villanova Wildcats Schedule and Results".
  6. "Villanova Yearly Results". CFB Data Warehouse.

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