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1938 Duke Blue Devils football
SoCon champion
Rose Bowl, L 3–7 vs. USC
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 3
1938 record9–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coachWallace Wade
Assistant coachEllis Hagler
Assistant coachHerschel Caldwell
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 5 0 0     9 1 0
Clemson 3 0 1     7 1 1
VMI 4 0 3     6 1 4
North Carolina 4 1 0     6 2 1
Richmond 3 2 1     6 3 1
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 4 1
NC State 3 3 1     3 7 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 3 4 1     4 5 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 2     3 5 2
The Citadel 2 3 0     6 5 0
Maryland 1 2 0     2 7 0
Davidson 2 6 0     4 6 0
Furman 0 4 1     2 7 1
William & Mary 0 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1938 college football season. They were led by head coach Wallace Wade, who was in his eight season at the school. Known as the "Iron Dukes", the 1938 Blue Devils went undefeated and unscored upon during the entire regular season, earning them the Southern Conference championship.

Duke was invited to the Rose Bowl against the USC Trojans. In what was the Blue Devils' first bowl game appearance, the contest was a scoreless defensive battle until early in the fourth quarter, when Duke kicked a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. However, USC threw a touchdown pass with one minute left to score the first and only points allowed by Duke during the season and win the game.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24VPIGreensboro, North CarolinaW 18–0
October 1vs. Davidson*Greensboro, North CarolinaW 27–0
October 8at Colgate*Buffalo, New YorkW 7–0
October 15Georgia Tech*W 6–0
October 22at Wake ForestNo. 9Winston-Salem, North CarolinaW 7–0
October 29at North CarolinaNo. 11Chapel Hill, North CarolinaW 14–0
November 12at Syracuse*No. 7Syracuse, New YorkW 21–0
November 19NC StateNo. 4
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina
W 7–0
November 19No. 4 PittsburghNo. 3
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina
W 7–0
January 1at No. 8 USC*No. 3L 3–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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ReferencesEdit

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