1937 California Golden Bears Football Team
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1937 California Golden Bears Football Team
1937 California Golden Bears football
National champion
PCC champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 13-0 vs. Alabama
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1937 record10-0-1 (6-0-1 PCC)
Head coachStub Allison
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 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 Stub Allison. The Bears compiled a 10-0-1 record, outscored their opponents 214-33, and recorded seven defensive shutouts. The Bears where invited to play in the 1938 Rose Bowl where they defeated Alabama.[1][2]

The Thunder Team was led by team captain and future member of the College Football Hall of Fame, halfback Vic Bottari. Bottari scored the two touchdowns in Cal's 13-0 Rose Bowl defeat of Alabama.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25Saint Mary'sW 30-7-
October 2Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 24-625,000[4]
October 9Washington State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 27-040,000[5]
October 16Pacific (CA)
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 20-0-
October 16Cal Aggies
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 14-0-
October 23USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 20-673,000[6]
October 30at UCLAW 27-1455,000
November 6Washington
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
T 0-018,765[7]
November 13at OregonW 26-0-
November 20at StanfordW 13-0-
January 1, 1938vs. AlabamaW 13-089,650

1938 NFL Draft

The following players were claimed in the 1938 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
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)

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References

  1. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, pp. 186-188, New York: ESPN Books, 2005, ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  2. ^ "California 2015 Football Information Guide" (PDF). CalBears.com. Cal Golden Bears Athletics. p. 163. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Cal's Greatest Football Coaches: #4 Stub Allison". California Golden Blogs. Archived from the original on January 18, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Year-By-Year Results". 2017 Oregon State Football Media Guide Football (PDF). Oregon State Athletics. p. 165.
  5. ^ '16 Cougar Football (PDF). Washington State University Athletics. p. 81.
  6. ^ USC Football 2017 Media Guide (PDF). University of Southern California Athletics. p. 70.
  7. ^ 2017 Washington Football Information (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. p. 189.
  8. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1938.htm

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