1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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National Champion
Eastern Champion
Conference Independent
1931 record 8–1
Head coach Jock Sutherland
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »

The 1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football team, coached by Jock Sutherland, represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1931 college football season. The Panthers finished the regular season with eight wins and a single loss at Notre Dame and were considered the champions of the East.[1] Parke H. Davis, whose selection is recognized as "major" in the official NCAA football records book,[2] named Pitt as one of that season's national champions. The team is also recognized as national champion in 1931 by College Football Data Warehouse[3] and according to a Sports Illustrated study[4] that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.[5]

Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Miami (OH) Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 61-0  
October 3 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 20-0  
October 10 West Virginia Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 34-0  
October 17 Western Reserve Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 32-0  
October 24 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 12-25  
October 31 at Penn State New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) W 41-6  
November 7 Carnegie Tech Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 14-6  
November 14 Army Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 26-0  
November 26 Nebraska Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 40-0  

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List of national championship selectors

The 1915 team was selected or recognized as national champions by multiple selectors, of which Parke H. Davis's selection is recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) by the official NCAA football records book.[2] College Football Data Warehouse also recognizes Pitt as a national champion in 1915,[7] as did a 1970 Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.[5]

These are the selectors that determined Pitt to be national champions in 1931.[3]

* A "major" selector that was "national scope" according to the official NCAA football records book.[2]

All-Americans

*Bold - Consensus All-American[19]

References

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  3. 3.0 3.1 "1931 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 8, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "University of Pittsburgh - 1931". College Football Reference. Retrieved March 8, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "1915 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 4, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 "All Sections of Country Represented on Team; National Honors Given 1931 Grid Star". Reno Evening Gazette. 1931-12-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Dalrymple Highest Vote-Getter In NEA Board's All-American Team". The Daily News (Frederick, Md.). 1931-12-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. 10.0 10.1 Frick, Ford (1931-12-05). "Schwartz and Dalrymple Most Popular Choices on 'Hearst All-American'". Chester Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 Bitt, Bill (Central Sports Editor) (1931-12-09). "Real 1931 All-American Team Selected by College Captains". The Evening Independent (Massillon, Ohio).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Perry, Lawrence (1931-12-05). "Gill Named on Perry's U.S. Star Eleven: Baker and Shaver Also Honored by Eastern Grid Expert". Oakland Tribune.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Mythical Team Nominated by Fans Announced". The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune. 1931-12-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. McLemore, Henry (1931-12-04). "United Press Selects Stellar All-American". The Piqua Daily Call (Ohio).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Munn Placed on Rice's All-American Team: Rentner and Morrison Get Honor Posts". The Evening Tribune (Albert Lea, Minn.). 1931-12-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2008. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "All-America Selected by Coll. Humor". The Greeley Daily Tribune (Colo.). 1932-12-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Christy Walsh (1932-12-11). "ALL-AMERICA BOARD HONORS CAPT. BOB SMITH OF COLGATE". Syracuse Herald.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners