Girish Mahajan

1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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Conference  Independent
1936 record  8–1–1
Home stadium  Pitt Stadium
AP  No. 3
Offensive scheme  Single wing
1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team
Head coach  Jock Sutherland (13th year)

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. Pitt was also awarded the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the champion of the East.

National championship

The 1936 team was selected or recognized as a national champion by multiple selectors which are recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) in the official NCAA football records book, by College Football Data Warehouse, and according to a Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.

The following selectors named Pitt the 1936 National Champion:

  • 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.

    References

    1936 Pittsburgh Panthers football team Wikipedia


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