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1936-1937 Marquette Men's Football

The team featured halfback Ray Buivid, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that season, and it mowed down its early competition.

The Golden Avalanche took down powerhouses of college football including a 33-7 victory over Mississippi, and 13-7 and 12-6 wins over Michigan State and Wisconsin. Marquette topped St. Mary's College of Moraga, Calif., 20-6 before 50,000 at Soldier Field on Oct. 30. Marquette went 7-1 in the 1936 regular season, earning them a bid to the first ever Cotton Bowl.

If not for a 13-0 loss at Duquesne, there was talk that the Golden Avalanche could have played in the Rose Bowl. Instead, Marquette was invited to the first-ever Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Before a sell-out crowd, Marquette fell to “Sammy” Baugh and Texas Christian University 16-6. They finished the season #20 in the final AP poll.

Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (CT) / Results Record Notes
January 1 Texas Christian Cotton Bowl L 6-16 7-2 Cotton Bowl, #16 TCU, #20 Marquette

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