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1938 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
1938 record4–2–2 (2–1–2 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
MVPBob Voigts
CaptainCleo Diehl[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Minnesota 4 1 0     6 2 0
#16 Michigan 3 1 1     6 1 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 1 2
#17 Northwestern 2 1 2     4 2 2
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 3 0
Ohio State 3 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 5 0
Iowa 1 3 1     1 6 1
Indiana 1 4 0     1 6 1
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1938 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 4–2–2 record (2–1–3 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
October 1Kansas State*W 21–0
October 8Drake*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 33–0
October 15Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
T 0–0
October 22at IllinoisNo. 18W 13–0
October 29No. 2 MinnesotaNo. 12
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 6–3
November 5WisconsinNo. 7
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 13–20
November 12at No. 18 MichiganNo. 17T 0–0
November 19No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 16
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
L 7–9
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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