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1938 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1938 record4-3-1 (3-2-1 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Schmidt
Home stadiumOhio 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 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1938-1939. The Buckeyes compiled a 4–3–1 record and outscored opponents 119-65. Schmidt's first loss to Michigan in his tenure.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 1 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 6-0   67,397
October 8* USC Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7-14   62,578
October 15 at #18 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL T 0-0   38,000
October 22 Chicago Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 42-7   63,069
October 29* at New York University #20 Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 32-0   20,000
November 5 Purdue Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-12   54,365
November 12 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 32-14   18,000
November 19 #17 Michigan Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0-18   64,413
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staffEdit

1939 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Alex Schoenbaum 7 55 Tackle Brooklyn Dodgers
Carl Kaplanoff 12 109 Guard Brooklyn Dodgers
Joe Aleskus 14 124 Tackle Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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