1938 Detroit Titans football team

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1938 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1938 record 6–4
Head coach Gus Dorais (14th season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →

The 1938 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit in the 1938 college football season. In their 14th year under head coach Gus Dorais, the Titans compiled a 6–4 record and outscored opponents by a combined total of 148 to 42.[1]

In addition to head coach Gus Dorais, the team's coaching staff included Lloyd Brazil (backfield coach), Bud Boeringer (line coach), and Michael H. "Dad" Butler (trainer).[2] End Alex Chesney was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24at PurdueL 6–19> 24,000[4]
September 30Western StateW 7–0> 18,000[5]
October 7Catholic University
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 27–0[6]
October 12at Boston CollegeL 6–9[7]
October 23at No. 20 VillanovaL 6–13
October 28at DuquesnePittsburghL 6–14
November 5North Dakota
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 38–6
November 12at NC StateW 7–0
November 19Tulsa
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 39–1417,800[8]
November 27at No. 19 Santa ClaraSacramento, CAW 7–616,000[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1938 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Detroit vs. Catholic University game program". University of Detroit. October 7, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Detroit vs. Catholic University game program, p. 5.
  4. ^ "Titans Beaten by Purdue: Palumbo Hits Off Tackle for Detroit Score". Detroit Free Press. September 25, 1938 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ W.W. Edgar (October 1, 1938). "Titans Defeat Stubborn W.S.T.C. Eleven for First Victory". Detroit Free Press. pp. 13–14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Titans Blank Catholic by 27 to 0 Count". Detroit Free Press. October 8, 1938. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ W.W. Edgar (October 13, 1938). "Boston Wipes Out a Titan Victory in Four Minutes". Detroit Free Press. pp. 17–18 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ W.W. Edgar (November 20, 1938). "Palumbo's Passes Whip Tulsa; U. of D. Crushes Invaders After Seesaw Battle". Detroit Free Press. pp. Sports 1, 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Titans' Extra Point Crimps Santa Clara Hopes of Bowl Call". Detroit Free Press. November 28, 1938. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com. 

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