Temple Played Four Scoreless Ties During 1937 Season

Published on October 18th, 2023 8:38 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

1937s unique college football record. Here is another one of those records that will never be broken due to changes to the college football rulebook.

During the 1937 season, Temple played a total of FOUR 0-0 ties.

Due to overtime being introduced to college football a little over 25 years ago, this is a record that will never be broken.


In 1937, Pop Warner was the coach of Temple, and the football program ended the season with a respectable record of 3-2-4.

After cruising to a 18-7 win against VMI in their first game of the season, Temple and Ole Miss battled to a 0-0 tie.

In their third game of the season, Temple would beat Florida by a score of 7-6, bringing their record to 2-0-1 on the season.

Next up? Boston College at Fenway Park, where the teams would play to a 0-0 tie.

After notching a 7-0 win against Carnegie Tech, the Temple Owls would play to yet another 0-0 tie - this time against the #18 ranked Holy Cross.

Six games, with three scoreless ties.

After losing to Michigan State 13-6 on November 6th, 1937, Temple and Bucknell would play to a 0-0 tie.

In the final game of the season, Temple would get blown out by Villanova, 33-0.


Was Temple's defense really, really good, or was their offense really bad?

To be honest, it was a bit of both.

There would be no scoreless ties for Temple during their 1938 season, as their defense was much worse, giving up a total of 170 points over 10 games.


Pop Warner was known for introducing a number of innovations to the game of football, including the three point stance and shotgun formations, to name a few.

He is also partially responsible for setting one of college football's unbreakable records - four scoreless ties in a single season.

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