1938 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1938 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1938 record 4–3–1 (3–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
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 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1938-1939. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–3–1 record and outscored opponents 119–65. Schmidt's first loss to Michigan in his tenure.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 1 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 6–0   67,397
October 8 USC* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 7–14   62,578
October 15 at #18 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL T 0–0   38,000
October 22 Chicago Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 42–7   63,069
October 29 at New York University* #20 Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 32–0   20,000
November 5 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–12   54,365
November 12 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 32–14   18,000
November 19 #17 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) L 0–18   64,413
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1939 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Alex Schoenbaum 7 55 Tackle Brooklyn Dodgers
Carl Kaplanoff 12 109 Guard Brooklyn Dodgers
Joe Aleskus 14 124 Tackle Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data