1938 Mississippi State Maroons football team

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1938 Mississippi State Maroons football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1938 record 4–6 (1–4 SEC)
Head coach Spike Nelson (1st season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 13 Alabama 4 1 1     7 1 1
No. 19 Tulane 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 3 2 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 2 1 3     3 4 3
Vanderbilt 4 3 0     6 3 0
Florida 2 2 1     4 6 1
Auburn 3 3 1     4 5 1
Georgia 1 2 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0     2 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1938 college football season. Spike Nelson took over as head coach after the sudden resignation of Ralph Sasse. Nelson instituted new cardinal and gold uniforms, rather than the traditional maroon and white, upsetting fans and alumni.[1] Nelson also proved unpopular with players and was not retained after the season.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 25 Howard* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 19–0  
October 1 Florida Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 22–0  
October 8 Louisiana Tech* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 48–0  
October 14 at Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 6–20  
October 21 at Duquesne* Forbes FieldPittsburgh W 12–7  
October 29 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans L 0–27  
November 5 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry) L 7–32  
November 12 Centenary* Ray Stadium • Meridian, Mississippi L 0–19  
November 19 at Rhodes* Memphis, Tennessee L 3–7  
November 26 Ole Miss Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) L 6–19  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississippi State Traditions". HailState.com. 
  2. ^ Michael B. Ballard, Maroon and White: Mississippi State University, 1878–2003, University Press of Mississippi, 2008, ISBN 1-57806-999-8.
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015