1938 Duke Blue Devils football team

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1938 Duke Blue Devils football
SoCon champion
Rose Bowl, L 3–7 vs. USC
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 3
1938 record 9–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coach Wallace Wade
Assistant coach Ellis Hagler
Assistant coach Herschel Caldwell
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Duke $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
Clemson 3 0 1     7 1 1
VMI 4 0 3     6 1 4
North Carolina 4 1 0     6 2 1
Richmond 3 2 1     6 3 1
Washington and Lee 2 2 0     4 4 1
NC State 3 3 1     3 7 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 3 4 1     4 5 1
VPI 2 3 2     3 5 2
The Citadel 2 3 0     6 5 0
Maryland 1 2 0     2 7 0
Davidson 2 6 0     4 6 0
Furman 0 4 1     2 7 1
William & Mary 0 4 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1938 college football season. They were led by head coach Wallace Wade, who was in his eight season at the school. Known as the "Iron Dukes", the 1938 Blue Devils went undefeated and unscored upon during the entire regular season, earning them the Southern Conference championship.

Duke was invited to the Rose Bowl against the USC Trojans. In what was the Blue Devils' first bowl game appearance, the contest was a scoreless defensive battle until early in the fourth quarter, when Duke kicked a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. However, USC threw a touchdown pass with one minute left to score the first and only points allowed by Duke during the season and win the game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 24 VPI Greensboro, North Carolina W 18–0  
October 1 vs. Davidson* Greensboro, North Carolina W 27–0  
October 8 at Colgate* Buffalo, New York W 7–0  
October 15 Georgia Tech* Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 6–0  
October 22 at Wake Forest No. 9 Winston-Salem, North Carolina W 7–0  
October 29 at North Carolina No. 11 Chapel Hill, North Carolina W 14–0  
November 12 at Syracuse* No. 7 Syracuse, New York W 21–0  
November 19 North Carolina State No. 4 Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 7–0  
November 19 No. 4 Pitt No. 3 Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 7–0  
January 1 at No. 8 USC* No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) L 3–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1938 Duke Blue Devils". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.