1937 California Golden Bears football team
|1937 California Golden Bears football|
Rose Bowl Champions
Pacific Coast Conference Championship
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1937 record||10–0–1 (6–0–1 PCC)|
|Head coach||Stub Allison|
|Offensive scheme||Single-wing formation|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1937 PCC football standings|
|#2 California $||6||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
The 1937 California Golden Bears football team, nicknamed the "Thunder Team", represented the University of California, Berkeley in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) intercollegiate competition. They were led by third-year head coach Leonard "Stub" Allison. The Bears compiled a 10–0–1 record, outscored their opponents 214–33, and recorded seven defensive shutouts. The Bears received a berth in the 1938 Rose Bowl where they defeated Alabama.
|September 25, 1937||Saint Mary's||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 30–7|
|October 2, 1937||Oregon State||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 24–6|
|October 9, 1937||Washington State||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 27–0|
|October 16, 1937||Pacific||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 20–0|
|October 16, 1937||UC Davis||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 14–0|
|October 23, 1937||Southern California||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 20–6|
|October 30, 1937||at UCLA||Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California||W 27–14|
|November 6, 1937||Washington||Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||T 0–0|
|November 13, 1937||at Oregon||Multnomah Stadium • Portland, Oregon||W 26–0|
|November 20, 1937||at Stanford||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California||W 13–0|
|January 1, 1938||vs. Alabama||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (1938 Rose Bowl)||W 13–0|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
Team Players in the NFL
The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.
|Sam Chapman||Back||3||24||Washington Redskins|
|John Meek||Back||4||27||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Bob Herwig||Center||4||30||Chicago Cardinals|
|Perry Schwartz||End||6||43||Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)|
- California Historical Data, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 19, 2009. Archived 2009-07-21.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186–188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
- Cal's 1937 'Thunder Team' rumbled to Roses, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2004.
- Cal Football Legend Vic Bottari Dead at 86 , University of California, Berkeley, January 7, 2003.
- Thunder Team, Time, November 29, 1937.
- The Rivalry, University of California, Berkeley.
- Just Your Average Legend, California Magazine, University of California, Berkeley, November 2002.