1938 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1938 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Six champion
Orange Bowl, L 0–17 vs. Tennessee
Conference Big Six Conference
Ranking
AP #4
1938 record 10–1 (5–0 Big 6)
Head coach Tom Stidham (2nd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 1937 1939 »
1938 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Iowa State 3 1 1     7 1 1
Missouri 2 3 0     6 3 0
Nebraska 2 3 0     3 5 1
Kansas State 1 3 1     4 4 1
Kansas 1 4 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1938 college football season. In their second year under head coach Tom Stidham, the Sooners compiled a 10–1 record (5–0 against conference opponents), won the school's first Big Six Conference football championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 185 to 29. The team's only loss came in the 1939 Orange Bowl, losing to Tennessee by a 17 to 0 score.[1][2]

End Waddy Young (Walter R. Young) received All-America honors in 1938,[3] and six Sooners received all-conference honors: Young, guards Jerry Bolton and Ralph Stevenson, backs Earl Crowder and Hugh McCullough, and tackle Gilford Duggan.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 1 at Rice* Rice FieldHouston, TX W 7–6   18,000
October 8 vs. Texas* Fair ParkDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 13–0   -
October 15 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 19–0   -
October 22 Nebraska #14 Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 14–0   28,091
October 29 Tulsa #10 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–6   17,000
November 5 Kansas State #11 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 26–0   -
November 12 Missouri #10 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 21–0   -
November 19 at Iowa State #7 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 10–0   17,864
November 24 at Oklahoma A&M* #6 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam) W 19–0   -
December 3 at Washington State* #5 Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–0   15,529
January 2 vs. #2 Tennessee* #4 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) L 0–17   32,191
*Non-conference game.

Source:DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1935–1939" (html). College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1938 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.