1938 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1938 Rutgers Queensmen football
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Middle Three champion
ConferenceMiddle Three Conference
1938 record7–1 (2–0 Middle Three)
Head coachHarvey Harman (1st season)
Home stadiumNeilson Field/Rutgers Stadium
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The 1938 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1938 college football season. In February 1938, Rutgers announced Tasker's resignation as Rutgers' football coach and his replacement by Harvey Harman.[1] In their first season under coach Harman, the Queensmen compiled a 7–1 record, won the Middle Three Conference championship, and outscored their opponents 118 to 57. Rutgers only loss was to NYU by a 25-6 score.[2] On November 5, 1938, Rutgers played its first game at the new Rutgers Stadium, built at a cost of $1 million. Playing in front of a crowd of 22,500, Rutgers won the game, 20-18, against Princeton, marking the first time Rutgers had defeated a Princeton team since the two schools played the first college football game in 1869.[3][4] In the final game of the 1938 season, Rutgers defeated Lafayette to win the Middle Three championship.[5]


  1. ^ "Harvey Harman Named Coach at Rutgers U.: Replaces Tasker as Head of Scarlet Team". The Tennessean. February 20, 1938. p. 14.
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rutgers Ends Historic Jinx By Defeating Tiger Eleven". The Salt Lake Tribune. November 6, 1938. p. C1.
  4. ^ "Rutgers Eleven Downs Princeton First Time in 69 Years, 20-18". Asbury Park Press. November 6, 1938. p. 11.
  5. ^ "Rutgers Whips Lafayette, 6-0, Wins Middle Three Grid Crown". Asbury Park Press. November 13, 1938. p. 9.