1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football
National Champions
Eastern Champions
Rose Bowl Champions
Conference Independent
AP #3
1936 record 8–1–1
Head coach Jock Sutherland
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
« 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.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Ohio Wesleyan Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 53–0  
October 3 West Virginia Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 34-0  
October 10 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 6-0  
October 17 Duquesne Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 0-7  
October 24 Notre Dame Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 26-0  
October 31 at Fordham Polo GroundsNew York, NY T 0-0  
November 7 Penn State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 34-7  
November 14 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 19-6  
November 26 Carnegie Tech Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 31-14  
January 1, 1937 vs. Washington Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 21-0  

National Championship

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,[2] 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]

The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:[3]

  • 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.[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Averell Daniell Tackle 2 19 Green Bay Packers
Bobby LaRue Back 3 30 Los Angeles Rams
Bill Glassford Guard 4 37 Detroit Lions



  1. College Football Data Warehouse, Yearly National Championship Selections, accessdate=2009-01-29
  2. 2.0 2.1 2012 NCAA Football Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2012. pp. 69–72. Retrieved March 4, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "1936 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 4, 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. 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. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1937.htm

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