1938 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1938 Michigan Wolverines football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #16
1938 record 6–1–1 (3–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Fritz Crisler (1st year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing formation
MVP Ralph Heikkinen
Captain Fred Janke
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1937 1939 »
1938 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Minnesota 4 1 0     6 2 0
#16 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 1 2
#17 Northwestern 2 1 2     4 2 2
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 3 0
Ohio State 3 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 1 3 1     1 6 1
Indiana 1 4 0     1 6 1
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1938 college football season. The team's head coach was Fritz Crisler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 1, 1938 Michigan State* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 14–0   73,589
October 8, 1938 Chicago Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 45–7   22,976
October 15, 1938 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 6–7   54,212
October 22, 1938 at Yale* #12 Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 15–13   29,261
October 29, 1938 Illinoisdagger #13 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–0   43,006
November 5, 1938 Penn* #16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 19–13   31,292
November 12, 1938 Northwestern #18 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 0–0   71,010
November 19, 1938 at Ohio State #17 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 18–0   64,413
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Starters[edit]

  • John Brennan - 6 games at left guard, 2 games at right guard
  • Forest Evashevski - six games at quarterback
  • Ed Frutig - one game at right end
  • Tom Harmon - seven games at right halfback
  • Ralph Heikkinen - six games at right guard, two games at left guard
  • R. Wallace Hook, Jr.[1] - one game at fullback
  • Fred Janke - six games at left tackle
  • Archie Kodros - seven games at center
  • Paul Kromer - four games at left halfback
  • Howard H. Mehaffey[2] - one game at fullback
  • Jack Meyer - two games at quarterback
  • John Nicholson - six games at right end, one game at left end
  • Edward Philips - six games at fullback
  • Norm Purucker - four games at left halfback
  • Roland Savilla[3] -two games at right tackle
  • Don Siegel - four games at right tackle, two games at left tackle
  • Dan Smick - three games at left end, one game at right end
  • William Smith - two games at right tackle
  • Horace Tinker - one game at center
  • Fred Trosko - one game at right halfback
  • Vincent Valek[4] - four games at left end

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Wallace Hook, born June 20, 1917, died November 23, 2004, last residence Grand Rapids, Michigan
  2. ^ Howard Mehaffey, born January 8, 1915, died October 1979, last residence Lansing, Michigan
  3. ^ Roland Savilla, born May 13, 1916, died February 7, 2005, SSN issued Michigan, last residence Saint Albans, West Virginia
  4. ^ Vincent Valek, born October 8, 1917, died July 1979, SSN issued Michigan

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